Hundreds of arrests reported in dozens of Russian cities after Putin announces compulsory call-up of reservists

Hundreds of arrests reported in dozens of Russian cities after Putin announces compulsory call-up of reservists
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ASSOCIATED PRESS The OVD-Info monitoring group said over 800 Russians were arrested Wednesday in antiwar protests in 37 Russian cities, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. Don’t miss: Putin’s partial draft announcement appears to spark scramble to leave Russia as flights fill up Protesters in Moscow chanted “No to war!” and “Life to our children!” Russian officials sought to calm the public, stressing that the call-up would affect a limited number of people fitting certain criteria.