August 1, 2020

Massive rally held in far-eastern Russian city

Khabarovsk (Russia) (AFP) – Thousands of people braved the rain in the far-eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday to attend another huge protest march against the arrest of the region’s popular governor.For a fourth weekend, demonstrators marched through the streets chanting anti-Kremlin slogans and in support of ex-governor Sergei Furgal, who was arrested and taken to Moscow last month to face charges of masterminding murders 15 years ago.The arrest of the 50-year-old — who was elected in 2018, beating a rival from the majority United Russia party — has sparked unprecedented protests in the…


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