The Russian police has arrested schoolchildren for holding signs showing ‘no more war’. Russian opposition politician, Ilya Yashin took to Twitter to share what appeared to be a picture of three children holding a placard in the back of a police van after they were reportedly arrested at an anti-war protest.
Despite police crackdowns on protesters by Vladimir Putin’s regime, thousands of Russians have still flocked the streets to oppose Vladimir Putin’s brutal war .
Almost 7,000 people have already been detained in as many as 50 cities, according to the human rights project OVD-Info. Tweeting pictures of the primary school aged children, Yashin said: “Nothing out of the ordinary: just kids in paddy wagons behind an anti-war poster. This is Putin’s Russia, folks. You live here.”
One of the children held a sign which translates as ‘no to war.’