Russia accused the West on Wednesday of descending into hysteria over the jailing of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, and the Kremlin said police had been right to use force to break up protests over his imprisonment.
A Moscow court on Tuesday sentenced the prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin to three and a half years for parole violations he said were trumped up to sideline him, ignoring calls from the West and protesters at home to release him.
Navalny’s supporters tried to gather to show support during the ruling and then took to the streets afterwards to protest it, prompting authorities to shut down some central metro stations and detain more than 1,400 people, according to a protest monitor.
Around 80 journalists were arrested in Russia over the weekend amid continued protests against the detainment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, according to the free expression nonprofit PEN America.
And a video from yesterday shows Russian riot police attacking a journalist with a baton.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) February 2, 2021
It seems that there is more to this video because people allege that the journalist faked the attack:
Clearly wasn’t a knock out. Disclose is fake news.
— 2019 Package (@2019CupPackage) February 2, 2021
Looks like a flop…
— North Star Analytica (@NS_Analytica) February 2, 2021
wHaT hAppEnEd bEfOre ThE vidEo???
— kris (@6ixKris) February 2, 2021
— Broheimian Grove (@BroheimianGrove) February 2, 2021
He might as well have done a full Power Rangers dive. pic.twitter.com/UaTAdxbnFl
— Brian 'Omnihil' P. (@Omnihil) February 2, 2021
He is acting like Neymar 🤣🤣
— Mishra Advaya (@NishacharRaj) February 2, 2021
There is another longer Video from another angle that shows he was pushed way many times because he was in the middle of their work
I say he had it coming.
— 🍷нефрит (@IM_LYRICIST) February 3, 2021
Haha we found the best actor of this decade.
Simulation is his talent.
It must be the son of a footballer. 🤣
— 吴小平 🎖️🇨🇳 (@SilingWu) February 2, 2021
This so fake lmaooo
— Voiceofthesouth (@Voiceofthesout1) February 2, 2021
The list is endless…
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