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Thousands of Russians demonstrate against the arrest of the former governor of Jabarovsk for the fourth consecutive Saturday

August 1, 2020

Thousands of Russians protested again this Saturday for the fourth time in a row in the city of Jabarovsk against the arrest of Sergei Furgal, the former governor of the region of the same name, who is in custody and accused of having participated in a series of murders 15 years ago to have. Years.

According to the Russian authorities, around 3,500 people have mobilized this Saturday after 22 days of protest, a figure that is significantly lower than that of previous demonstrations.

“We are Sergei Furgal”, “Furgal is our choice” and “Freedom” were some of the slogans the demonstrators sang while waving banners depicting the former governor.

Thousands of Russians demonstrate against the arrest of the former governor of Jabarovsk for the fourth consecutive SaturdayThousands of Russians demonstrate against the arrest of the former governor of Jabarovsk for the fourth consecutive Saturday

So far, no incident has been registered in the demonstration this Saturday. However, according to local radio station Echo Moskwy, two young demonstrators were arrested on Friday during another protest.