October 14, 2022

A Family that Disrupts Together


A Family that Disrupts Together
If there's war abroad, there will be blood at home.  Wikimedia Commons, Silar

After Putin announced the mobilization of 300,000 reserves earlier this month, Russians have been stepping out in protest against the move. Some have taken to the streets, and others have taken more extreme methods of disruption.

One enraged Russian man shot a draft officer after finding out his friend was being drafted to fight in the invasion of Ukraine. Another man set himself on fire.

Tensions have also been rising in areas such as Dagestan, which began experiencing extensive protesting after the announcement; officers monitoring the protests started firing automatic weapons into the air to disperse the angry crowds.

Draft centers are especially hotspots for anger to spill out, and the videos of these outbursts are posted online. And with the rumors of a border closing increasing, tensions are set to only continue to rise.

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