Protesters in Russia, against Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a draft for the war in Ukraine, are being detained and served with draft papers. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report.
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Putin’s Ice-Cold Regime Is Reportedly Arresting Anti-War Protestors And Serving Them Draft Papers To Send Them Into Battle In Ukraine – https://uproxx.com/viral/russian-sergeant-putin-draft-flee/
"In the United States, we enjoy the right to peacefully assemble and protest under the First Amendment. In Russia, however, there’s no such thing. That’s why outspoken Putin critic Alexei Nalvany has been poisoned and imprisoned for years under Putin’s regime, and it’s related to how the Kremlin recently brought down the hammer on local (St. Petersburg-area) officials, who wanted to overthrow the Russian president over his imperialistic Ukraine war that’s sending Russia down the tubes. Yet after Putin announced his call-up of 300,000 reservists (since so many of his troops have either been killed or self-injured in Ukraine), citizens didn’t take this news sitting down.
Protesters flocked to the streets in Moscow, St. Petersberg, and many smaller cities. Law enforcement arrested them in droves, and some of them reportedly received even worse news upon arrival at police stations. As one woman relayed to The Moscow Times, she and her husband were arrested following their participation in an anti-war protest, and in the process, she observed how the detained men received draft papers from a recruiting officer on the scene:"
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