In Russia, protests demanding the release of President Putin’s opponent and opposition activist Alexey Navalni are intensifying. This time protests took place across Russia, including Moscow, with more than 5,000 arrested by the police and wounded one after another.
Reporter Kim Jung-ki’s report.
Heavy-armed Russian police special forces subdue protesters with force.
Protesters were also witnessed bleeding from injuries during the crackdown.
The protest demands the release of opposition activist Alexei Navalni in custody in the Russian government.
Until now, protests centered on Moscow were held simultaneously in 100 cities.
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In Moscow, more than 5,000 people have been arrested for the protests across Russia, including the arrest of Navalni’s wife who tried to participate, a local NGO says.
In the process, the agency said there was also an armed suppression of the police.
In the meantime, US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln tweeted a strong criticism of the suppression of armed forces by Russian authorities.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a Facebook statement on this and warned against intervening in internal affairs.