Feb 28, 2022 - World

Hundreds arrested at anti-war protests in Russia and Belarus

Police officers detain a man during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine at Pushkinskaya square on February 27, 2022 in Moscow, Russia.
Police officers detain a man during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine at Pushkinskaya Square on Sunday. Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images

Police in Russia arrested over 2,000 people protesting the invasion of Ukraine, and authorities in Belarus detained more than 400 others in massive crackdowns on the anti-war movement in the countries on Sunday.

Driving the news: More than 5,200 anti-war demonstrators have been arrested in Russia since President Vladimir Putin ordered his military to invade Ukraine last Thursday, per OVD-Info, a Russia-based human rights monitoring group.

The big picture: The invasion of Ukraine has triggered a global outcry, with thousands taking to the streets in cities including Washington, D.C., London, Tokyo and Sydney.

Go deeper: The latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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