Several thousand individuals gathered in Russia’s far jap metropolis of Khabarovsk on Saturday for what has grow to be an everyday weekly protest towards the Kremlin for the reason that area’s widespread governor was detained in July, a Reuters witness stated.
- Last Updated: September 12, 2020, 4:50 PM IST
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MOSCOW: Several thousand individuals gathered in Russia’s far jap metropolis of Khabarovsk on Saturday for what has grow to be an everyday weekly protest towards the Kremlin for the reason that area’s widespread governor was detained in July, a Reuters witness stated.
Residents of Khabarovsk, which lies about 6,110 km (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, began the rallies after the July 9 arrest of Sergei Furgal on homicide fees that he denies.
Furgal’s supporters, who say his detention is politically motivated, accuse President Vladimir Putin of mishandling the native political disaster.
“Putin is a thief – he stole Furgal from us,” among the protesters chanted as they marched down the town’s foremost thoroughfare on Saturday, a day earlier than the nation holds native elections.
Local authorities, in accordance with TASS information company, gave a decrease estimate of the scale of the group, saying about 700 individuals had taken half.
The Khabarovsk protesters additionally demanded Sunday’s elections are honest. Some held placards studying “Every vote matters” or depicting caricatures of Ella Pamfilova, the top of the Central Election Commission, with the query “Fair elections?”
Sunday’s vote, which is seen by the Kremlin as a dry run for parliamentary elections subsequent September, will elect 18 regional governors and a slew of native parliaments and metropolis councillors. Early voting started on Friday.
(Writing by Maxim Rodionov; Editing by Helen Popper)
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