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Russian protesters take to the streets over Putin's mobilisation order

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More than 800 protesters have been arrested in cities across Russia as they protested Vladimir Putin's order to mobilize 300,000 troops to fight in the Ukraine war.

Putin's speech sparked protests in at least 37 cities including St Petersburg, and the capital Moscow, according to the independent Russian human rights group OVD-Info.

Journalists in Moscow witnessed at least a dozen arrests in the first 15 minute of a protest, as participants risks Russia's harsh laws on criticising the military and the war.

Asked whether protesting would help, one Muscovite who declined to give their name said: “It won’t help, but it’s my civic duty to express my stance.

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