PUTIN ADDRESSES THE NATION: THE NATION ADDRESSES PUTIN

On the day of the protest, the pressure on Navalny’s allies intensified.

Map by Zarina Zabrisky.
Screenshots from YouTube broadcasting.
From Fontanka.ru
Left: MBX. Protestors in Tumen. Right: MK
Irkutsk. From Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund Twitter Feed.
Chelyabinsk. Twitter photos.

People chanted “Putin is a thief!”, “Away with Putin!”, “Away with the Tsar!” and “We want changes!”

Screenshots from videos in Telegram Chat.

Unlike in Moscow, the riot police used extreme violence in St. Petersburg. They chased people down the streets, using batons and electric shockers.

Screenshots from the Telegram chat video.

On a Telegram chat, protestors sent each other warnings, “It becomes dangerous on the Nevsky prospect. The riot police are moving there, be careful.” “A column of riot police is chasing peaceful protesters, riot police trucks are rushing to the Square of Uprising.” “Folks, get away from the Children’s Theater!!! Riot police!”

Screenshots from Telegram Chat. Left: Up: Marat Street. Left: Truth Street.
San Francisco. Photo by Zarina Zabrisky.
Left: Five people stepped out in the streets of Guam. Right: New York, Times Square. (Photos from Telegram Chat)

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Zarina Zabrisky is the author of IRON and CUTE TOMBSTONE, EXPLOSION, a poetry book GREEN LIONS, and a novel WE, MONSTERS. More at www.zarinazabrisky.com.

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Zarina Zabrisky

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Zarina Zabrisky is the author of IRON and CUTE TOMBSTONE, EXPLOSION, a poetry book GREEN LIONS, and a novel WE, MONSTERS. More at www.zarinazabrisky.com.

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