Russians take to the streets in antiwar protests

In the wake of the invasion of Ukraine, many in Russia have joined protests against their government’s actions. The demonstrations took place across Russia, centering in Moscow and St. Petersburg, where law enforcement has been seen attempting to violently break up the protests.

Police in Russia arrested nearly 1,400 people at anti-war protests staged in cities across the country after President Vladimir Putin  launched an invasion of Ukraine, an independent monitor said.

“More than 1,391 people have already been detained in 51 cities,” said OVD-Info on Thursday, which tracks arrests at opposition rallies