In many Russian cities, protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the partial mobilization announced by President Putin last week. Footage distributed via social media shows protests taking place across the country, varying in size.
According to the Russian human rights organization OVD-Info, more than 700 people have been arrested in 32 cities. Reports of demonstrations include the city of Khabarovsk, in the far east of the country, from Novosibirsk in Siberia and from the capital Moscow. People have also been arrested in cities such as Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Tomsk, Irkutsk, Ufa, Ulan-Ude.
Last week, the police have also arrested hundreds of people for participating in demonstrations. The opposition movement Vesna and opposition leader Navalny, who is imprisoned, have called on Russians to take to the streets and participate in the demonstrations.
There was also a protest in the Netherlands. At the Russian embassy in The Hague, Russians demonstrated against the war, against mobilization and against President Putin. It was estimated that there were about a hundred people.
The protesters brought Ukrainian flags and protest signs, with texts such as Putin is a killer and Drop Putin, not bombs.
Protesters also called for Putin to be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. According to reporters at the scene, the protest went without incident.