The United States tricked! Illegal demonstrations broke out in many places in Russia, and there was a cruel scene
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The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told on the 23rd TASS:“Yesterday, the US Embassy in Moscow announced the ‘Protest Route’, and added information about the’margin to the Kremlin’. What is that:trap or instruction? Even the organizers These plans were not announced.”
She added:”The American diplomat must explain to Russia.”
Last week, the Russian opposition activist Navaline was immediately arrested by the police after returning home, and will wait for the court to make a relevant ruling.
According to”Russia Today” (RT) reported on January 23, thousands of people walked to Russia”Illegal demonstrations” were held on the streets of big cities to protest the arrest of Navariny. Among them, the demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg turned into violent activities. Some Russian media reported that there was even a cruel scene in which demonstrators”forcibly dig” the eyes of a security officer.
Russian police have quickly controlled the demonstrations. After the incident, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs”is fully fired.”
For some European and American media reported that Moscow’s participation reached 40,000, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sarcastically said on social media:“Why don’t you say that there are 4 million?” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zakharova also Said that the parade information released by the US embassy even predates the organizers of the event. If the Russian side makes a similar move, US politicians will be”hysterically fearful of Russia” on a global scale.
At present, the Russian Foreign Ministry has summoned US diplomats in Russia and warned the US embassy not to interfere in Russia’s internal affairs.
During the new crown epidemic, the demonstration was not approved
According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, Navariny and his allies incited the people and joined the 23rd Protests. This Thursday (21st), Navalny’s close assistant Lyubov Sobol (Lyubov Sobol) was briefly arrested on suspicion of inciting protest. And his other assistant Leonid Volkov (Leonid Volkov) also said on the 23rd that a new protest will be held next weekend.
Before the protest, Russian social networking sites On VK and short video applications TikTok, there are many content inciting minors to join the protest. The Russian Prosecutor’s Office previously requested social media to delete content that incited minors to protest. The Russian Communications Administration (Roskomnadzor) responded on the 23rd and stated that it had deleted 93%and 87%of posts on VK and TikTok, respectively.
In addition, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the General Prosecutor’s Office issued information that the demonstrations and assemblies in various places on the 23rd were without approval and were a provocation and threat to public safety.
Nevertheless, demonstrations broke out in many cities in Russia on the 23rd. According to the Moscow police, about 4,000 people gathered on Pushkin Square, north of the Kremlin. In addition to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Irkutsk, Tomsk People in many cities including Ulan-Ude and Ulan-Ude held parades and rallies with varying numbers of participants.
The Russian government warned that such gatherings disrupt public order, and that such large-scale gatherings are not allowed under the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The”Russia Today” video shows a female policeman distributing masks to a group of teenagers who participated in the protest on Pushkin Square. There were also law enforcement officers at the scene using loudspeakers to remind the public that the assembly was not approved and that it was necessary to maintain social distance and wear masks and gloves to prevent the spread of the new crown virus.
The”Russia Today” video shows a female policeman distributing masks to teenagers in the square.
According to the live photos shared by”Russia Today” and satellite news agencies, some protesters Wear a mask. The Moscow government officials later confirmed that about 20 patients diagnosed with the new crown virus participated in the protest.
The demonstrations turned into violent activities, or”eye-gouging” cruel scenes appeared
The protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg quickly turned into Violent activity. Throughout the afternoon of the 23rd, the riot police were dispersing the crowd on Pushkin Square in Moscow, and the protesters scuffled with the police.
“Russia Today” described that as people around Pushkin Square became less and less, some of the remaining people began to attack a car that was said to belong to the security department, punching and kicking, and smashing the windows. . There are reports that the driver’s “eyes were dug out by the mob”.
An official of the security department told RIA Novosti:“The details of (the incident) are currently being investigated.” He also revealed that A total of 39 policemen were injured in Moscow, but their injuries were not serious.
There is also a live video showing a protester against Navariny standing on a lamppost in the square and launching banners criticizing the opposition. But a man appeared in the crowd supporting Navariny, climbed up the pole, pushed him down with force, and damaged the street light.
According to RIA Novosti news, during the parade, someone threw snowballs, bottles and other objects at the police. The police arrested many marchers.
Violence also occurred in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city. A video posted by the local news site Fontanka showed a man approaching a traffic policeman and punching him in the face. , And then walked away, the traffic police fell to the ground. Subsequently, another police officer tried to arrest the attacker.
In Yekaterinburg, protesters threw smoke bombs at the riot police and were eventually dispersed. In Makhachkala, about 30 people who participated in the rally were detained by the police.
The Moscow government stated that as of 4 pm that day, a total of 2,600 people had left Pushkin Square and the number of arrests exceeded 600. However, the number of arrests across Russia that day has not been announced.”Russia Today” mentioned in the report that OVD-Info, a Western-funded NGO, claimed that the Russian police detained more than 2,500 people.
Among these people, Navalnaya’s wife Yulia (Yulia Navalnaya) is still there The police car posted a photo to Instagram and was subsequently released.
Yulya’s selfie on a police car
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is”full of fire”, refuting Western media and diplomats
< p>As for the specific number of people participating in the protest, Russian media generally described it as”thousands”, while mainstream Western media such as Reuters reported that the number of people participating in the rally in Moscow alone reached at least 40,000 that day. This also attracted a refutation from the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sarcastically said on Facebook:”Reuters estimates that 40,000 people gathered in central Moscow to participate in the protest. Why not say 4 million people?”
Except for the West, which is adding more oil and vinegar In addition to the media, the Russian Foreign Ministry also targeted American diplomats and warned them not to interfere in Russia’s internal affairs.
On the same day, Rebecca Ross, a spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Russia, claimed on Twitter that the Russian government had arrested “peaceful demonstrators and journalists” and suppressed “freedom of speech” and”Peaceful Rally”.
However, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs subsequently posted on the social networking site VK that they checked the article written by Ross about the riots on Capitol Hill in the United States.”The strange thing is that you (Ross) did not write anything, did not call on your citizens to protest peacefully, and did not condemn the killing of 5 people and the detention of more than 100 people.” However, this article also stated that Rose’s boss Sha Leven did criticize the”mob” at the time.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs added:“Hypocrisy is a tool of American diplomacy, and this becomes particularly dangerous during the COVID-19 pandemic. Take care of your own problems and stop interfering in other countries The internal affairs of the United States.”
On the evening of January 23, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zakharova stated that the Russian Foreign Ministry had urgently summoned US diplomats in Russia. The US Embassy announced the time and place of the demonstrations in major cities in Russia on January 23 to explain. On the same day, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on its official website to resolutely oppose the interference of the US Embassy in Russia in Russia’s internal affairs.
The statement pointed out that the U.S. Embassy disregarded Russia’s opposition to wanton incitement of violence in Russia, and even tried to involve minors in these illegal gatherings. The various actions of the U.S. will have serious consequences for the relations between the two countries. Negative impact.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told TASS on the 23rd that after the U.S. Embassy in Moscow announced the”protest schedule” of the Russian city, U.S. diplomats must make a complaint to Russia. Explanation.
“Yesterday, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow announced the’protest route’ of various Russian cities and added information about the’advance to the Kremlin’. What is that:trap or instruction? Even the organizers did not announce these plans.”
She added:”The American diplomat must explain to Russia.”
“We can imagine, What would happen if the Russian Embassy in Washington released a map of protest routes with destinations (such as the Capitol). This kind of’orienteering’ should end in global hysteria by American politicians, including Russia-phobic slogans, Sanctions threaten and expel Russian diplomats.”
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated earlier that the information on the time and location of unapproved gatherings published on the U.S. Embassy’s website exceeded the embassy’s complaints about the The concerns of citizens. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned that the Russian side would regard such actions by the US Embassy as interference in internal affairs.
In addition to the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom have successively expressed their”worries” about the Russian protests.
The”protagonist” of this incident is the Russian oppositionist Navalny. In 2014, he was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for embezzling 30 million rubles (approximately 2.64 million yuan) from two companies, probation5 year. After a one-year extension, Navalny’s probation period expired on December 30 last year.
In August last year, Navalny was suspected of being poisoned and was sent to Germany for treatment. European and American governments and media insist that Russian intelligence agencies are involved in”poisoning drugs.” The Russian government denied it and emphasized that Berlin refused to share medical information and refused to respond to Russia’s proposal to initiate a joint investigation. Russian President Vladimir Putin said last month that Navalny received the support of US intelligence services.
For the next five months, Navariny refused to return to Russia to report regularly. The Russian Federal Prison Administration stated on December 29 last year that Navalny had missed six consecutive registrations. The German public medical records show that he has recovered and is capable of returning to Russia.
On the evening of the 17th local time, a statement was issued that Navaline, a Russian opposition figure wanted for multiple violations of probation provisions, had taken the opportunity to arrive in Moscow and was arrested by the police. He will continue to be detained until the court makes a decision.
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