Russians protest against Putin's involvement in Syria

Scores stage demonstration in Russian capital Moscow against Kremlin's intervention in Syria

Russians protest against Putin's involvement in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Scores of Russians took to the streets in capital Moscow on Saturday to protest the government's intervention in Syria.

The protest took place in the Suvorov Square, people were chanting slogans against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The group shouted, "This war is a shame on Russia", "If you want to start a war, declare it against corruption", "Hell is waiting for those who love to bomb for peace".

The demonstration continues under strict security measures, Anadolu Agency correspondent reports.

Russia began carrying out airstrikes in war-torn Syria on Sept. 30. According to the Kremlin, the strikes are aimed at supporting the Assad regime -- an ally of Russia’s -- against Daesh.

Turkey and the West, for their part, accuse Russia of targeting moderate groups in Syria opposed to Assad, many of which are supported by Ankara and Washington.

At least 250,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, with 7.6 million internally displaced and over four million having fled to nearby countries.

Last Mod: 18 Ekim 2015, 09:14
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