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Russia protests: more than 1,300 arrested at anti-war demonstrations

More than 500 detained in both Moscow and St Petersburg, says monitoring group, after Putin orders call-up of military reservists

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Security forces detained more than 1,300 people in Russia on Wednesday at protests denouncing mobilisation, a rights group said, hours after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s first military draft since the second world war.

The independent OVD-Info protest monitoring group said that according to information it had collated from 38 Russian cities, more than 1,311 people had been held by late evening.

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