Vladimir Putin Asked Not to Run for Re-Election Amid Peaceful Protests

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Hundreds of Russians took to a streets in Moscow, on Saturday, requesting a abdication of President Vladimir Putin, as reported by Reuters during 10:17 a.m. ET, on Apr 29, 2017. Protesters sought to broach handwritten requests for Putin to step down, and demonstration military were on palm in a collateral city.

Police ushered a many protesters, of all ages, into an area rhythmical by steel barriers. Then, they handed over their created statements opposite Putin, one-by-one. Irina Glushkova, a 64-year-old woman, mentioned that she and others are not happy with a approach a boss has managed Russia.

A 16-year-old womanlike protester, named Anna, settled she hopes that her note, along with all a others, would send a Russian personality a summary to not run for a bureau again. The lady told Reuters she has not seen anything certain function for Russia underneath Putin’s control, and “things are removing worse.” She said, Alexei Navalny, a antithesis politician, is her choice to take over a presidency from Putin.

In March, Navalny assisted in organizing a largest protests hostile a supervision given 2012. As a result, there were over 1000 arrests, and Navalny spent 15 days in jail.

The Saturday criticism was most calmer, though officials sent out demonstration military as a precaution. At slightest 30 vehicles, filled with hundreds of military in demonstration gear, were reported in a closeness by a Reuters correspondent.

Protests are being conducted in other Russian cities as well. Putin has not nonetheless settled if he skeleton to run in a Mar 2018 presidential election. With 17 years as a renouned domestic figure, in Russia, he is approaching to run for re-election.

Russian media has shown videos of demonstration military determining Saint Petersburg protesters. There are no acknowledgment of arrests, although, activists are saying that there have been some-more than 100.

Written by Carol Ruth Weber
Edited by Jeanette Smith

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Reuters: Russians, in pacific protest, call for Putin to quit

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