06 December 2011

Russia: Interior Ministry Troops Crack Heads in Central Moscow, Detain 2000
'to Prevent Violence'

Moscow demonstrations
IOL News

After a clearly sketchy election 'victory' by Vladimir Putin's United Russia Party, authorities in central Moscow were clearly caught off-guard by social-network-driven demonstrations (largest in years) from those less than thrilled with Putin's authoritarian streak, official corruption/cronyism, and dubious return to the top of the ticket. crackdown,

Youngish crowds shouting "Russia without Putin!" filled the city's Triumphal Square as the Russian Interior Ministry pledged 'as many troops as needed'.  Many were reportedly injured over the last few hours, with over 2000 hauled off in police vans as the crackdown arrived in full force.
At least two opposition leaders have been held without charges since Monday night, while Hillary Clinton 86'd the reset button at long last: 'Sunday's elections were neither free nor fair'.

Looks like Vlad decided to nip it in the bud... but that's what Gaddafi thought he was doing, too.

crackdown,xxx kremlin army police  Putin, Moscow demonstrations


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

We all know that Putin longs for the good old days of the USSR.

Reaganite Republican said...

Oh boy does he lol

Trestin said...

I would like to know more about the opposition party. I don't like Putin, but they might be worse for all I know.

Reaganite Republican said...

Well, the (unreformed) Communists got 20%, how right you are

RSS Ronald Reagan said...

My suspicion is that Putin will prove a lot harder to dislodge from office than Gaddafi.

Reaganite Republican said...

He could serve legally until 2024 now as it is... bad enough, yet I fear you are right

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