BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – A number of protesters clashed with the police in the far eastern city of Vladivostok on Sunday.

This came after escalations during an anti-corruption rally, which is occurring in at least 80 cities across Russia.

The rally, which was not sanctioned by the city’s administrative bodies, ended with the arrest of at least 30 participants.

Local media reported that around 1,000 protesters participated in the demonstration, whereas police said that some 200 people took part. The demonstration was called for by Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.

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Yonatan
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Navalny is a US stooge

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Maybe, but Russia is notoriously corrupt.

That was even the logic behind the recent law that reduced the penalty for domestic abuse from a jail sentence to a fine. The Western media portrayed it as Putin legalizing wife beating, but the reasoning behind it is that since Russian police and courts are so corrupt that few abusers ever even get to court, much less convicted of anything, replacing the ineffectual prison penalty with a fine that is much more likely to actually be collected might effectively reduce the amount of domestic abuse.