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Tuva police arrest 20 anti-draft protesters after official says region’s mobilization ‘completed’

Source: Sibir-Realii

In Kyzyl, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Tuva, police put down an all-women protest against mobilization on Thursday. According to local media, officers arrested about 20 women and took their fingerprints.

Earlier on September 29, regional military commissar Artyn Demir-ool announced that Tuva had completed its mobilization campaign. He didn’t say how many people had been drafted in total.

The independent media project OVD-Info posted a video of one of Thursday’s arrests.

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Since the start of Russia’s mobilization, spontaneous protests have arisen throughout Russia’s various regions. Most of the participants have been women. The largest demonstrations have been in Dagestan.

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