Tag Archive for Protesters

Protests are looking permanent in Russia

Protests are looking permanent in Russia (via The Christian Science Monitor) Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of downtown Moscow today in a show of opposition force which is the clearest indication yet that the pro-democracy movement brought to life by widespread perceptions of electoral fraud last December has become a permanent feature…

Tens of thousands defy raids to march against Putin – Full story

Tens of thousands defy raids to march against Putin (via AFP) Tens of thousands of protesters chanting “Russia Will be Free” rallied in Moscow on Tuesday against President Vladimir Putin’s third term despite a police crackdown on their leaders a day earlier. Flag-waving crowds made their way down leafy boulevards from Moscow’s central Pushkin Square…

Russian anti-protest law could fire up opposition | Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s opponents warned on Wednesday that their protest movement could become more radical after parliament approved a law increasing fines on protesters who violate public order… Putin has said that Russia needs new regulations on protests and earlier this week defended tougher rules governing protests as being in line with European norms.…