New protests in Russia against mobilization

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Civil rights activists said several people were detained in Russia today amid fresh protests in response to the mobilization of army reservists to fight in Ukraine.

According to photos and videos published by independent media, protesters have been detained in Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Tomsk and Chita in Siberia. Demonstrators carried banners that read "We are not meat".

Protests are planned for today in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Protests in Russia began following the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin to mobilize army reservists, seven months after the start of the war in Ukraine. According to the civil rights portal OVD-Info, more than 21 people were detained at the first protests that took place on September 1300, the same day as the mobilization was announced.

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