Russian riot police arrest over 1000 people in Moscow protesting mobilisation.

RUSSIAN riot police arrest over 1000 people in Moscow protesting mobilisation.

More than 1000 people were detained across Russia at protests against mobilisation on Wednesday (September 21), a rights group said, hours after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's first military draft since World War Two.

The independent OVD-Info protest monitoring group said it was aware of detentions in at least 36 different cities. Unsanctioned rallies are illegal under Russia's anti-protest laws.

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