28 Jul 2020

Tens of thousands protest in Russia after governor arrested

International Editor

For the third week running, tens of thousands of Russian demonstrators have been protesting against the arrest of a popular regional governor.

But the angry crowds, who say the arrest is politically motivated,  aren’t on the streets of Moscow. The growing protest movement is in the far eastern city of Khabarovsk, some 8,000 miles from the Kremlin, and it threatens to cause quite a headache for President Vladimir Putin.