Police in Russia arrested over 2,000 people protesting the invasion of Ukraine, and authorities in Belarus detained more than 400 others in massive crackdowns on the anti-war movement in the countries on Sunday.
Driving the news: More than 5,200 anti-war demonstrators have been arrested in Russia since President Vladimir Putin ordered his military to invade Ukraine last Thursday, per OVD-Info, a Russia-based human rights monitoring group.
- In Belarus, where President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s authoritarian government has been supporting Russia’s invading forces, protesters waved Ukrainian flags at rallies across the country Sunday, per AP.
- Authorities detained at least 440 people following the protests in the Belarusian capital Minsk and about a dozen other Belarusian cities, the Viasna human rights center reports.
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