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Second Round Of Protests In Russia Marked By Scarce Turnout

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Second Round Of Protests In Russia Marked By Scarce Turnout

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On January 31st, protests in Russia continued in support of opposition figure Alexey Navalny.

There were various attempts at provocation, burned cars, and even a man who attempted and actually did set himself on fire.

The second “batch” of protests was much less-attended than the first one.

Many cities did not come out to protest on January 31, in others there were minor rallies.

And to cover it up, the protesters moved a lot – they walked in columns and even, like in Vladivostok or Krasnoyarsk, danced in circles.

The most massive processions took place in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Estimating numbers was a challenge since the police did not allow Navalny’s supporters to stay anywhere for a long time. On the way to any square, riot police cordoned it off and carried out pinpoint detentions.

That is why the organizers changed the route and collection points several times. And Navalny’s supporters were forced to roam the city before they decided where they would go for the day.

The Moscow police counted only two thousand people. The organizers of the actions themselves have not yet given their assessments. But even without that, it is clear that the number has fallen.

This suggests that the multidirectional efforts of the Russian authorities had an effect. Many of those who were attempting to stir violence were detained.

Also, the Russian public had a severely negative attitude towards the protests, caused by the TikTok campaign for bringing schoolchildren to the streets, which was carried out by Navalny’s activists.

On January 23rd, the protests resembled the “Belarusian scenario”, in the second attempt, everything went much less intensely. Due to the apparently senseless demands to release Navalny, the protests began to subside. And they did not increase, as it was in Minsk.

The authorities also attempted to make everything as transparent as possible.

Journalists who had the yellow vests of the press were allowed behind any cordon; law enforcement officers communicated freely. The situation was like that in Moscow.

There were various provocations in the other regions – one protester was hit with an electric shock, a second was threatened with a pistol, a third claimed that he was strangled like George Floyd.

At the same time, there were several attacks on police officers.

Still, the rallies immediately started losing steam.

According to an official announcement, a vehicle of the Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia) caught fire. It was very obviously burned by protesters, but the original version is that it burned due to a “technical problem.”

There are several videos showing protesters simply attempting to attack police and being subdued.

There are also several videos showing a man attempting to burn himself alive in the Moscow subway.

Law enforcement officers, ensuring law and order during the unauthorized rally in Moscow, and caring eyewitnesses came to the aid of the man who attempted self-immolation.

It is known that the incident occurred in the area of ​​Pushkin Square. According to preliminary data, the victim survived and was urgently taken to the hospital in serious condition.

At the same time, TASS, citing a source in the emergency services, notes that the man had problems with debts and the division of property, and his public act is not related to the rallies. It is likely, however, that due to the tension in the public sphere, he decided to also act rashly.

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Just Me

Sorry to break it to the CIA @ssholes, this will be an epic failure like Iran. Russians won’t sell their country. Fix your own Banana Republic shithole, seriously.

Homer

Russia, or its ruling crypto-communist elites already sold their country. They even made sure that they lost the WW2 45 years after the fact as they dismantled and ruined overnight everything that had been achieved by the sacrifice of tens of millions of the Russian people and soldiers. They sold and betrayed over 40 million Russians who were, by the stroke of a pen, left all over former empire. Their treachery left every conceivable ally like the Cubans, Serbs, Armenians, Libyans etc. in the cold while actively helping their enemies (sometimes pure fascists like in former Yugoslavia). They still support and protect the loot of the economic oligarchy that pillaged the country while the Russian worker makes $200. On the other hand Putin was able to find 350 million rubles to support “failing” so called “Yeltsin Centers” last year. They never tried anyone for the $400 billion robbery of Russian nation nor did they ever asked for even a penny to be repatriated. It is time for the comprador political elites to go. Changing the Constitution every few years to accommodate and ensure their continuing survival and oppression will not work much longer.
https://www.pravdareport.com/world/144056-bolivia/

Rhodium 10

Sorry but Russia are growing while west is in debt and losing its productive capacity!…the west economy is purely speculative…printing money save them from the collapse.

Harry Smith

Cry baby cry!

occupybacon

“There are also several videos showing a man attempting to burn himself alive in the Moscow subway.”

Attempting…

John Wallace

He need to have a chat with a Monk in Vietnam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30TShAJQe8Q

occupybacon

There will be more.

Tommy Jensen

Everybody knows a Russian winter can wipe armies out. So what do a real man do?

occupybacon

Shove a golden toilet brush in Rotenberg ass

The Objective

We won’t know the truth until things get really ugly. There are reports that some 5100 people were arrested on January 31st – more than the 4000 that were arrested last week.

Rhodium 10

In USA ; Assange would have life sentence….in USA protesters face 20 years jailed or a be killed by police…

The Objective

Maybe you are right. But that doesn’t change anything.

Ivan Grozny

So what! This time the police decided to arrest everyone – last time, they let some of them off the hook!

The Objective

they haven’t arrested even a tenth of protesters in Moscow alone, talk less of the other 85 cities.

Tommy Jensen

Exactly what I warned about.
Batman, who together with Navalny fighting for freedom for the innocent Russian population, got caught today by the brutal Kremlin dictatorship regime who are denying Batman his American human rights to free speech.
Putin and his little group of supporters are isolated, they are loners, greedy and power thirsty and hiding behind high concrete walls and barbed wires.
But nothing can escape truth with logo reason when an American is fighting for freedom!

Captain Freedom

Sounds like Putin is in a dire situation. If only he could recieve one of your well-known advices and enjoy the guidance of your council!

Phoron

If only Kapitan Ameriqua, GI Jew and the X-Mensch had picked up on Buttman’s Butt-signal and provided backup, Putler wouldnt have won the day…

Harry Smith

Hurray! Marvel now has to mobilize other superheroes to free Batman!

SnowCatzor

Lol, maybe they should have recruited Captain America to show them the way to freedom instead.

johnny rotten

Western trolls, another one bite the dust.

Ryan Glantz

you are mistaken, what you refer to as “western trolls” are really satanic deepstate, and they have no national identity.

Phoron

There are few things more Ameriquan than non-Ameriquan sodomites and malcontents dressing up as Ameriquan comic-book characters like Buttman, Throbbin and Uncle Scam in an attempt to destabilize their country and bring it into the Globohomo fold

Harry Smith

She’s got the look!
https://youtu.be/-UypWTqXa4E

Tommy Jensen

Exactly what I recommended. Our Police should cooperate with Russian Police as brothers against the Corona terrorists and the Clima deniers.

Harry Smith

And the Darwin pride nominee protester!
https://youtu.be/nrMlfujMfxc

John Wallace

Well he achieved what he wanted. he was starving so needed a place to stay and get a meal or two..

Ivan Grozny

Brilliant! Also, the Omon-officer executed Putins favorite judo-move very good – with out breaking a sweat!

Harry Smith

It’s more likely Sambo not Judo.

Ivan Grozny

Who cares – it got the job done ;-)

tzatz

The Russian trolls have expressed themselves … earning their shekels for Putin … Mother Russia … the Oligarchy

Sheesh … they’re like dogs ‘in heat’ … each being more obsequious than the next … eh?

Gotta hand it to y’all … ???

John Wallace

What did you say yesterday.. Let me remind you .
tzatz John Wallace • 16 hours ago

Navalny is real … thousands are in jail … tomorrow MORE THOUSANDS will come out against the Putin Crime Cabal …

Oh dear doodle brain so much for your MORE THOUSANDS, Looks like your bullshit has returned to bite you in the arse.. Isn’t time for you to go back to school and LEARN something.

tzatz

The Russian People are displeased with their ‘dictator for life’ … whether it’s Navalny or ….

The People aren’t satisfied … they know Putin’s ruthless … he’s a dictator but wait for the discontent to reach the city prole class … those who were prospering but are now finding their conditions much lower …

“You never know what you got till it’s gone”

yopt fayou mutya

cechas vodobenikov

confusing your scandal ridden corrupt LGBT turdreau w prez Putin at 69% approval rating…
reduce LSD consumption; return to rehab

tzatz

Not 100% approval rating? pmsl

John Wallace

And this comes from being stuck in your bedroom for a month or two.. Instead of wanking all the time you should have spent some of it trying to educate yourself.. If I remember I might shed a tear for you … later ..

cechas vodobenikov

per gini-coffecient USA/canada greater wealth/income disparities than Russia—you have vast homelessness-extreme poverty; Russia no extreme poverty, rare homeless
“there is no functioning democracy in America. it is really just an oligarchy..” Jimmy Carter
too much LSD little titz insecure Ukrainian from failed prostitute state

cechas vodobenikov

Per gini-coffecient USA/canada greater wealth/income disparities than Russia—you have vast homelessness-extreme poverty; Russia no extreme poverty, rare homeless
“there is no functioning democracy in America. it is really just an oligarchy..” Jimmy Carter
too much LSD little titz insecure Ukrainian from failed prostitute state

chris chuba

CNN’s ‘Russian expert’ just keeps reporting the same story, ‘protests all over Russia, even Moscow, 5,000 protesters arrested’. You can set your watch to it.

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