Detention of participants of a protest action in Volgograd, September 21, 2022. Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for the Caucasian Knot

22 September 2022, 02:03

Eight persons detained at protest against mobilization in Volgograd

In Volgograd, law enforcers have detained eight participants of the action against the announced partial mobilization. A policeman claimed the absence of documents as the reason for detaining at least two of them.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on September 21, Vladimir Putin announced that he had signed a decree "On the announcement of partial mobilization in the Russian Federation." As part thereof, it is planned to call up 300,000 reservists, Sergei Shoigu, the head of the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD), has added.

In Volgograd, in the Square of Fallen Warriors, today, at 7:30 p.m. Moscow time, they began detaining protesters against the mobilization. Eight people were detained. In total, about 50 people gathered at the venue, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent has reported.

"I don't understand why they are being detained," said the girl, who introduced herself as Marina.

"We are holding a passive action. Now it is scary to make direct statements and express one's opinion. We came here and sit on the benches," said a young man who introduced himself as Sergey.

A policeman, who detained the couple, has explained them the reason – they had no ID documents on them. The young people expressed their bewilderment about the grounds on which they had begun checking their documents.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 21, 2022 at 09:56 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Vyacheslav Yaschenko Source: CK correspondent

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