Some kids between ages 5 and 8 have been arrested by the authorities in Russia for waving signs and placards showing ‘no more war’. This was revealed by a post made by Russian opposition politician, Ilya Yashin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
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Ilya Yashin took to his verified Twitter handle to share what appeared to be a picture of three children holding a placard in the back of a police van after they were reportedly arrested at an anti-war protest.
Despite police crackdowns on protesters by Vladimir Putin’s regime, thousands of Russians have still flocked the streets to oppose Vladimir Putin’s brutal war .
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Almost 7,000 people have already been detained in as many as 50 cities, according to the human rights project OVD-Info. Tweeting pictures of the primary school aged children, Yashin said;
“Nothing out of the ordinary: just kids in paddy wagons behind an anti-war poster. This is Putin’s Russia, folks. You live here.”