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I’m Not Going To Die For Putin!’ Terrified Russians Begin Anti-Mobilisation Protests

Protests have sprung up in Russia after Putin announced mobilisation of 300,000 reservists
23 Sep 2022 17:18
I’m Not Going To Die For Putin!’ Terrified Russians Begin Anti-Mobilisation Protests
Protestors at an unsanctioned rally against the mobilisation of reservists in Moscow were dragged away by Russian police officers. Photo: REUTERS

Terrified Russians have taken to the streets in protest against being sent to the front lines in Ukraine after Putin ordered the mobilisation of reservists in a dramatic escalation of the war.

More than 100 demonstrators holding ‘no to mobilisation’ signs and chanting anti-war slogans have been dragged away by armed police trying to stamp out the un- rest across the country, while others desperately try to flee the country by snapping up one-way tickets from Moscow.

The disobedience and the exodus are driven by fears that Russia’s borders could soon close or that a broader call-up might send many men of fighting age to the war after Putin ordered the call-up of 300,000 military reserves today – a first in Russia since the Second World War.

 

Protests began in Siberia, with demonstrators risking jail under draconian laws forbidding criticism of the armed forces, and more unrest is expected to spread to Moscow and St Petersburg.

One protester was hauled into detention in Novosibirsk after shout- ing at police and FSB officers at a rally: ‘I am not going to die for Pu- tin, or for you!

He told the armed law enforcement: ‘You know too well everything is...”

Anger has also erupted on social media and a new word was even invented to describe the hell Putin has unleashed – ‘Mogilisation’, from the Russian word ‘ММММММ’ [Mogila] – or grave, the morbid fate awaiting thousands drafted into the army.

 

Story By: DailyMail

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