Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrests

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrestsRussia’s anti-Kremlin opposition said it was planning a nationwide protest next weekend despite police forcibly detaining over 1,000 people on Saturday for attending what they said was an illegal march in Moscow to demand free elections. Saturday’s protest, conceived by opposition activists as a peaceful walk to protest against the exclusion of their candidates from a Moscow election next month, was systematically and sometimes violently dispersed by police. Russian investigators had initiated a criminal case against one man, accusing him of injuring a police officer, the TASS news agency reported.

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Canada deploys divers in search for fugitive teen murder suspects

Sun Aug 4 , 2019
Canadian police said Sunday they sent a team of divers to a river in Manitoba, to join the weeks-long hunt for two teenage triple-murder suspects. Five members of the federal Underwater Recovery Team were sent to Gillam in northern Manitoba to conduct a “thorough underwater search” in the area, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement. The teens are wanted in connection with the murder of Lucas Fowler, 23, of Australia, and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, 24, who were found shot dead alongside the Alaska Highway in northern British Columbia on July 15. Posts from the […]