More than 1,300 people have already been detained in Russia on Wednesday during nationwide protests against mobilisation for war with Ukraine, OWD-Info organisation reported. According to media outlets, brutal detentions by police are taking place.
OWD-Info reported that in St Petersburg, one detainee was beaten by officers when he stood up for a woman.
The organisation reports “brutal detentions” in both cities. Moreover, footage of people being pacified by police officers circulates social media.
Putin's "cosmonauts" continue to brutally detain and beat people with truncheons in St. Petersburg. pic.twitter.com/7Fo0Kjo7nu— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) September 21, 2022