Russians Protest Putin and Elections

Russians Protest Putin and Elections

 Date Obtained: January 29, 2018  Credit: Pavel Golovkin/Associated Press  URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/world/europe/russia-protests-navalny.html

Date Obtained: January 29, 2018

Credit: Pavel Golovkin/Associated Press

URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/world/europe/russia-protests-navalny.html

Over the weekend, thousands of Russians took to the streets to protest President Vladimir Putin and the upcoming presidential elections in March. The protests, which were held in several Russian cities, were called by Aleksei Navalny, the main opposition leader, after being prohibited for running for president due to legal problems that he says were manufactured against him. During the protests in Moscow, Navalny was actually apprehended and detained, but released later that day. Although many say that these protests will not change things before the election, Navalny and his followers were upset about the lack of choice, and are certain that Putin will be chosen for a fourth term. Elections will be held on March 18th.

 

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