Russians protest against pension reform
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
On Sunday, reportedly over a thousand Russians were arrested for illegally protesting against government plans for pension age adjustment. The protest spanned several regions across the country. The plan would raise the retirement age an additional five years, with new age for men at 65, for women at 60.
In Moscow, the rally started atat 2 p.m. and anti-riot police pushed people away. They marched toward the . On their way, they again clashed with Police and did not complete the route.
The protests reportedly started in the Far East and Siberia first, followed by western regions of the country.
Regional elections were also on Sunday.
The pension adjustment plan has reportedly coincided with a significant drop in approval rating of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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