Kyiv. September 26. UNN. Hundreds of residents demonstrate against military mobilization in Dagestan for the second day in a row, reports UNN.
In Makhachkala and Khasavyurt, hundreds of people took part in a demonstration against the mobilization of men, reports “Kavkaz. Realii”.
Several hundred people took to the streets of Makhachkala, clashes between police and demonstrators were reported. According to preliminary data, at least 20 people have been arrested. Among them are two journalists, writes the Sota Telegram channel.
In Makhachkala, security forces used nerve gas to disperse the crowd. They had machine guns in their hands.
Trying to calm the population, the military commissar of Dagestan, Daytbeg Mustafayev, announced that he would not call people without military experience or conscripts.
Residents of Nalchik in Kabardino-Balkaria also spoke out against the mobilization.
The protests began after Putin announced last Wednesday that 300,000 reservists would be called up as part of an immediate “partial mobilization”.
Although Russian authorities say it only applies to Russians with prior military experience, the decree itself contains much broader terms.
Demonstrations against the mobilization have swept across the country, according to OVD-Info, more than 2,350 people have been arrested since their announcement.