Russia protests: More than 1000 detained at demonstrations over retirement age increase

Russia protests: More than 1000 detained at demonstrations over retirement age increase
Fate of Russian Protesters Uncertain a Day After Mass Arrests
MOSCOW—The fate of more than 1,000 people who were detained during nationwide antigovernment protests was still unclear on Monday, a day after Russians went to the polls in regional elections.

Video allegedly showing Russian police brutally beating up a protester during yesterdays anti-government demonstrations, has emerged as the Kremlin claimed the authorities response had been legitimate.

The shocking footage, reportedly filmed in St. Petersburg, sees several policemen repeatedly hitting a protester, who appears to be a young man, as they drag him away.

More than 1,000 people were detained during Sundays demonstrations against Vladimir Putins unpopular plans to increase the state pension age, according to a Russian human rights group.


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