City administration building in Russia set on fire after mobilisation announcement

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UKRAINSKA PRAVDA — THURSDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2022, 10:48

On the night of 22 September, Russians tried to burn down the city administration building of Tolyatti, Samara Oblast.

Source: Russian mass media in reference to a comment by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

Quote from the Ministry of Internal Affairs: "On the night of 22 September, unknown persons set fire to the entrance to the administration building, located at 33 Beloruska Street. The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Tolyatti is currently investigating this fact."

For reference: Media reports that in April, the facade of this building was covered with red paint.

Background:

  • On 21 September, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilisation of Russian citizens. He said it was necessary in order "to defend Russia".

  • In the morning of the same day, the Russians planned to go out in the evening for a protest against partial mobilisation.

  • As of 21:45, on 21 September, at least 1,176 people were detained at anti-mobilisation protests in different cities in Russia, according to the human rights media project OVD-Info.

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