The government of Russia does not encourage, nor allow Russians to protest their leader or hold political rallies. But that didn’t stop thousands of people, including many young people, from coming out to protest “Putin the Thief” in 82 cities across Russia.
A recent investigation done by Aleksey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation was released earlier in the month on social media that documented the outrageous wealth of Prime Minister Medvedev.
According to The Daily Beast,
Navalny’s investigation went viral on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, as well as on Russian social networks. The account of outrageous wealth of Putin’s closest ally and long-time friend made thousands of Russians furious; it was a turning point that woke up the biggest anti-Kremlin movement since the opposition rallies against Putin’s return to the Kremlin in 2011-2012.
Some of the protestors were met with violence and Navalny was taken away in a police bus.