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Russia: the rebels of the "far East"

They had been nonetheless a number of thousand this Saturday to problem the rain and the police pressure. Greater than 6000 km from Moscow, on the Chinese language border, the inhabitants of Khabarovsk have been demonstrating for 3 weeks towards the arrest of their governor.

Sergeï Fourgal was elected in 2018 towards the candidate of United Russia, the get together of Vladimir Putin. Reputed to be near the individuals, going again on the sumptuary bills of his predecessor for the inhabitants, Fourgal was a nuisance in excessive locations.

"They take away our selection. We opened a type of democratic parenthesis following the election of Fourgal, however they closed it once more. That’s the reason we’re protesting. And it’s not just for us, however for all Russia as a result of the entire nation is in an similar scenario ", explains a protester.

Sergeï Fourgal was arrested on July 9. Russian justice accuses him of getting taken half in a number of assassinations between 2004 and 2005. Expenses which he rejects. The demonstrators demand at the least that he be tried of their metropolis, removed from Moscow. The standoff with central authorities could solely be starting.