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Moscow residents protest against domestic violence as conflict over legislation heats up

Source: Meduza
On November 25, demonstrators marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at Yauzskiye Vorota Square in central Moscow. The two protesters in the foreground of this photograph are holding signs that read, “It’s violence that destroys families, not the availability of protection for victims” and “Bearing it or killing isn’t much of a choice: Pass a law on domestic violence now!” The legal news outlet Mediazona <a href="https://zona.media/news/2019/11/25/piket" target="_blank">reported</a> that about 250 people joined the demonstration, which took place as a bill to reinstate domestic violence as a criminal offence in Russia enters consideration in the State Duma. About 200 opponents of the bill had <a href="https://meduza.io/en/feature/2019/11/25/we-don-t-trust-feminists-with-laws-about-our-families" target="_blank">demonstrated</a> on November 23.
On November 25, demonstrators marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at Yauzskiye Vorota Square in central Moscow. The two protesters in the foreground of this photograph are holding signs that read, “It’s violence that destroys families, not the availability of protection for victims” and “Bearing it or killing isn’t much of a choice: Pass a law on domestic violence now!” The legal news outlet Mediazona reported that about 250 people joined the demonstration, which took place as a bill to reinstate domestic violence as a criminal offence in Russia enters consideration in the State Duma. About 200 opponents of the bill had demonstrated on November 23.
Alexander Nemenov / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
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