Yakutsk: spontaneous rally after migrants from Central Asia kidnapped and raped woman 

Yakutsk: spontaneous rally after migrants from Central Asia kidnapped and raped woman
The rally was attended by about 200 people Photo: Social networks

The rally in Komsomolskaya Square in the center of the city was attended by 200 people.

In Yakutsk, there was a spontaneous rally following media reports about a woman kidnapped and raped by migrants from Central Asia, Yakutia.Info reports. The rally took place in Komsomolskaya Square in the center of the city in the evening of March 17. It was attended by about 200 people.

It is reported that the police urged those who gathered to disperse and authorize the rally, but they did not try to remove the protesters. 

Yakutsk residents plan to hold a new meeting in the Triumf sports complex in the evening of March 18. Government officials will come to meet with protesters. 

After the rally, siloviki took the city mosque under extra guard. Calls for a new rally are spread via the WhatsApp application. The same messenger was used to urge people to come to the Komsomolskaya Square to show the “solidarity of the Sakha people.”

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