Cops in Moscow apprehended two females and five children who wished to lay flowers at the Ukrainian embassy.Photos of their detention showed the children holding a poster saying "No to War."
The kids, aged 7 to 11, were held with their moms in a police van before being required to a police headquarters. They were released hours later on, according to anthropologist Alexandra Arkhipova.
Arkhipova said that the two females apprehended were Ekaterina Zavizion and Olga Alter along with Liza, 11, Gosha, 11, Matvey, 9, David, 7, and Sofya, 7.
The anthropologist, who operates at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, wrote on Facebook: "None of what's happened is holding up in my head."
Three children seated with a protest banner and one sobbing behind bars. Photo: Alexandra Arkhipova/Facebook
Video video on social media apparently revealed among the women explaining to a crying lady from inside a cell that the "task is for less people to collect and state they're against the war".
Arkhipova said that police apparently threatened to strip the women of custody over the 5 children. They face a trial and a fine on undefined charges, Arkhipova added. She wrote: "The moms and dads are in worry."Another sign held by one of the kids featured a Russian flag followed by a plus indication and a Ukrainian flag, equating to a heart.The OVD-Info site, which keeps track of protests and arrests across Russia, said that kids as much as the age of 14 can not be legally held for more than 3 hours.
The Ukrainian foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, who shared images of the children, said it was another sign of the toll that Putin's war against Ukraine is taking children.He wrote on Twitter: "Putin is at war with children. In Ukraine, where his missiles hit kindergartens and orphanages, and also in Russia. 7 y.o. David and Sofia, 9 y.o. Matvey, 11 y.o. Gosha and Liza spent this night behind bars in Moscow for their 'NO TO WAR' posters." This is how frightened the man is."A 77-year-old artist and activist, Yelena Osipova, was also marched away by a group of police while she protested against the war in St Petersburg.
Russian pensioner 'who made it through siege of Leningrad' detained for protest against Ukraine war-- video.Thousands of people in cities across Russia have actually been defying cops threats and staging protests against the invasion of Ukraine. Authorities have a low tolerance for demonstrations and marches, and attending them can have major consequences consisting of fines, arrests and even jail time.
OVD-Info said that authorities have arrested more than 320 anti-war protesters across 33 Russian cities. A total of 6,840 people have actually been detained since Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, ordered the intrusion of Ukraine last Thursday.