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04 Aug 2019 | 05:06 AM UTC

Russia: Anti-domestic violence protest planned in St. Petersburg August 4

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Activists opposing domestic violence call for protest in St. Petersburg on August 4; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/3/2019, 11:00 PM until 8/4/2019, 10:59 PM (Europe/Moscow). COUNTRY/REGION St. Petersburg


Activists opposing domestic violence are calling for a protest in St. Petersburg on Sunday, August 4, in support of the Khachaturyan sisters who are on trial for the murder of their father who they claim abused them. Participants plan to gather at Lenin Square at 14:00 (local time).

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions around the protest site are likely. 


Individuals in St. Petersburg are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities


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