Protesters in Ulan-Ude want to scrap Sunday's mayoral election results and free followers of a ‘Putin exorcist’

Meduza | 9/9/2019 | Staff
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Demonstrators have assembled without a permit in the central square of Ulan-Ude, a city in East Siberia. According to the news website Babr24, protesters initially demanded that police release the arrested followers of Alexander Gabyshev, a Yatkutsk resident who calls himself a “warrior shaman” and since March has been traveling on foot to Moscow, where he intends to perform an “exorcism” to remove the spirit of Vladimir Putin from the city.

Irkutsk Senator Vyacheslav Markhaev and Buryatia parliament member Bair Tsyrenov — the leaders of the Communist Party in Buryatia — say they support the protesters, who have started criticizing the region’s authorities more broadly...
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