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Russian occupying forces block people's protests in Melitopol – Media

Monday, 14 March 2022, 16:41
Russian occupying forces block people's protests in Melitopol – Media

DENYS KARLOVSKYI, – MONDAY, 14 MARCH 2022, 17:22

Russian occupying forces surrounded the central square of Melitopol and did not allow residents to go for protests.

Source: eyewitnesses for "Hromadske Radio"

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Details: Russian occupying forces lined up in the square and did not allow people to hold daily protests against the Russian occupation.

According to eyewitnesses, the Russian troops humiliated and intimidated people. Two activists were abducted and taken away in an unknown direction.

Background

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  • Daily protests are held against the Russian occupation in Melitopol.
  • On 13 March, cars of the Russian troops with loudspeakers drove through the city and broadcasted messages banning public gatherings. The residents of Melitipol reminded troops of the route of the Russian warship.
  • On 11 March, the Russian troops abducted Ivan Fedorov, a Mayor of Melitipol. According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, Fedorov is being tortured in the basement to film his support for the Russian occupation.
  • On 12 March, the Russian troops abducted the coordinator of protests Olga Gaisumova during the protest of civilians against the abduction of the mayor.

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