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Anti-war protests break out across Russia after Putin announces partial mobilisation

Guardian, 22 Sep 2022
Anti-war protests have erupted across Russian cities after Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilisation in Russia. Large groups were seen chanting ‘no to war’ and ‘no to mobilisation’ as police violently broke up apprehended the demonstrators. According to the Russian human rights group OVD-Info, more than 1,000 people have been arrested across the country. 
In an anticipated TV address early on Wednesday, the Russian president announced a partial mobilisation and also threatened nuclear retaliation, saying ‘we will use all the means at our disposal’. His speech came after a rapid reversal in the Kharkiv region, where Ukraine has rolled back Russian forces claiming to have retaken control of the entire province
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