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Russians protested in dozens of cities against Putin's military draft

Added 09-24-22 03:07:02pm EST - “Russians held scattered demonstrations across the country on Saturday despite threats of arrest and a heavy police presence. The Kremlin has ordered 300,000 more troops for the war in Ukraine.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Russians protested in dozens of cities against Putin's military draft”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The roots of Russia's invasion of Ukraine go back decades and run deep. The current conflict is more than one country taking over another; it is — in the words of one U.S. official — a shift in "the world order."Here are some helpful resources to make sense of it all.

Police officers detain a man in Moscow on Saturday following calls to protest against the military draft announcement. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Police officers detain a man in Moscow on Saturday following calls to protest against the military draft announcement.

MOSCOW — Russians again protested against President Vladimir Putin's decision to draft additional forces for his struggling military operation in Ukraine — holding scattered demonstrations in dozens of cities across Russia on Saturday despite threats of arrest and a heavy police presence.

As nightfall set, over 700 people had been detained nationwide, with the majority of arrests in Moscow and St. Petersburg, according to the human rights monitoring group OVD-INFO.

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