Russian primary school children detained for anti-war protest
When I saw reports and photographs on Tuesday suggesting that primary school children had been arrested by police in Moscow for laying flowers at the Ukrainian embassy and holding signs saying “No to war” I refused to believe it was real.
But now it has been confirmed by the Nobel prize-winning newspaper Novaya Gazeta. In an update the newspaper says the children have since been released.
The images show the children with officers behind metal bars, perhaps in a police vehicle, and then in a police station, holding their flowers and placards.
The Kremlin appears to be taking increasingly draconian measures to try to keep a grip on its war narrative.
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