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Ukraine anti-war demonstrations: More than 130 arrests in new protests in Russia

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According to civil rights activists, more than 130 people across the country have been arrested during new demonstrations against the war in Ukraine. The arrests were made during protests in 21 cities, the organization Owd-Info announced Sunday afternoon. That number was expected to continue to rise as the day progressed.

There were actions, for example, in Vladivostok in the far east of Russia and in Irkutsk on Lake Baikal, as well as in the Siberian city of Tomsk and in Moscow.

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Images and videos on social media showed police wearing helmets and heavy equipment dragging people away. According to Owd-Info, more than 14,100 people have been arrested since the Russian attack on Ukraine began on February 24.

For example, in Nizhny Novgorod, a city about 400 kilometers from Moscow, a woman was detained holding a blank sheet of paper. A video of the arrest was posted on Twitter.

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