Hundreds Arrested Following Anti-Mobilization Protests in Moscow

Hundreds of arrests were made in Moscow, and hundreds more around Russia, on September 21, at demonstrations against the mobilization of reserves announced by President Vladimir Putin.

This footage, recorded by SOTA, shows a large police presence during one protest, at Arbat Street in the centre of the city. Several violent confrontations between police and protesters are shown.

According to figures for the Arbat district of Moscow, released by OVD-Info, five protesters were arrested during the Wednesday action. At least 536 people were arrested at various protests across the city of Moscow, OVD-Info said.

In total, more than 1,300 people have been arrested across 39 cities since the start of the protests, the organisation said. Credit: SOTA via Storyful