A number of women have been arrested in Moscow after they broke into the Kremlin this morning, placing banners bearing feminist slogans on the outside walls of the complex in honour of International Women's Day.

“Two hundred years of men in power. Out with them!” read one banner, adorning the red exterior wall of the Kremlin, in view of the Alexandrovsky Gardens and accompanied by several blue smoke bombs. Another, attached to the Corner Arsenal towers, read: “Our national idea — Feminism”.

According to police monitoring website OVD-Info, among the seven people detained were activists, a journalist for Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, and a photographer.

 

Source: The Moscow Times

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