A video clip of a Russian student removing a picture of President Vladimir Putin from the classroom wall – a day before the planned protests against a prison He poisoned the Kremlin critic Alexei NavalnyAccording to one report.
East to West News reported that Alina Morozova, a student from Yaroslavl believed to be 16 years old, was ordered to go to a police station with her father to explain her defiant behavior.
TikTok has spread videos of school children exchanging pictures of Putin in their classrooms for pictures of Navalny.
It looks like the teen hasn’t broken any law by removing the tough guy image, so, at least for now, he’s facing no punishment, according to the news outlet.
Alina, who posted a video of her act on TikTok, told Open Media: „The arrest of Alexei Navalny caused a great resonance not only among young people, but also among adults.“
„On TikTok, it’s impossible not to notice this ringing – everything is shouting at it, even jokes about it appear,“ she said. „I never thought the video would get two million views.“
The girl added that her teacher and the school principal confronted her about her actions.
The teenager said, „They all had different opinions about my actions, and they had the right to do so.“
But the president’s image, according to the law, is not a symbol of the state, she said, explaining why it was illegal to remove it.
Alina said: „I expressed through my video my civil position that everyone has the right to school.“
Alina added that her teachers eventually informed her to the police, saying that they had a „preventive conversation“ with her about the incident.
The Russian Ministry of Education issued a statement urging parents to „protect“ their children from the planned events on Saturday, saying that „no person has the right to drag youth into various actions and political provocations.“
Meanwhile, police in Moscow arrested three of Navalny’s top aides on Thursday evening.
On Friday, the imprisoned opposition spokeswoman, Kira Yarmish, was ordered to spend nine days behind bars, while Georgy Alborov was imprisoned for 10 days.
Navalny’s close ally Lyubov Sobol was released late Thursday, but the court ordered a fine equivalent to $ 3,300. The three have been charged with violating protest regulations.
More than a dozen activists and Navalny’s allies have also been arrested in several regions of Russia.
With his supporters planning the protests on Saturday, the Russian Attorney General’s office and police issued public warnings against attending or calling unauthorized gatherings.
Prosecutors also demanded Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media and Internet watchdog, to restrict access to websites containing calls to protest.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that „it is natural that there will be warnings … about the potential consequences of non-compliance with the law“ given that there are calls for „unauthorized and illegal events.“
Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin urged residents not to attend a rally, citing fears of the Coronavirus, describing the demonstration as „illegal.“
On Monday, a judge ordered his 30-day prison sentence for alleged violations of a suspended prison sentence in an embezzlement case he insists was fabricated.
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