Silent Rally in Front of Russian Embassy Following Death of Alexei Navalny | Beta Briefing

Silent Rally in Front of Russian Embassy Following Death of Alexei Navalny

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News / Politics | 19.02.24 | access_time 09:26

Alexei Navalny/AP Photo/Markus Schreibe

Several dozen citizens assembled for a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Belgrade after the news that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny had died in prison.

The rally in front of the embassy was very quiet as people, visibly shaken and in tears, placed flowers in front of a photograph of Navalny, hugged each other and grieved together. Among those assembled in front of the embassy there were refugees from Russia.

Those present said Navalny was "the last hope" that Russia could be a free and normal country.

Belgraders also lit candles and left flowers and messages in remembrance of Navalny at Trg Republike Square on Feb. 17. The name Navalny was written in chalk at Trg Republike, and those assembled also used chalk to write messages in Russian, Ukrainian, English, Serbian and other languages.

The messages mostly accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian state of being behind Navalny's death.

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