March 6, in photos Thousands arrested as anti-war protesters take to the streets in cities across Russia
Eleven days ago, Vladimir Putin launched an all-out war against Ukraine. Since then, there have been daily anti-war protests across Russia. More than 13,000 people have been detained at demonstrations in at least 147 Russian cities since February 24, according to the independent monitor OVD-Info. On Sunday, March 6, a nationwide wave of rallies was met with the harshest response yet — law enforcement officers carried out mass arrests, detaining more than 4,800 people in 69 cities. In some cases, protesters were beaten, grabbed by their hair, doused in water and antiseptic, or even tasered. Thus far, the rights group Apologia Protesta has recorded more than 30 complaints about police and Russian National Guard officers using undue force and less-lethal weapons against protesters. Meduza shares snapshots from the demonstrations here.