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Tags: russian | concert | anti-war | chant | vladimir putin

Russian Concert Goers Protest Putin's Ukraine War

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Earlier last week, Russian rock star Yuri Shevchuk, the lead singer of the band DDT, was prosecuted after speaking out against Putin and the war, according to a report. (Natalia Kolesnikova/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 23 May 2022 09:27 AM EDT

Russian concert goers chanted outrage at President Vladimir Putin's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

Thousands of people were seen chanting "F**k the war!" at a popular girl band show in St. Petersburg in a video widely circulated online — a sign that the Kremlin's propaganda machine is failing to win over the Russian people.

Business Insider reported the concert for the band Kis-Kis occurred Friday night.

One member of Kis Kis has been vocal about her opposition to the war, posting criticism of Putin's war on social media, The Telegraph reported.

Russian authorities cracked down on anti-war protests a week into the war, which began Feb. 24. Any public opposition to the invasion can result in criminal charges.

Earlier last week, Russian rock star Yuri Shevchuk, the lead singer of the band DDT, was prosecuted after speaking out against Putin and the war, The Moscow Times reported.

Social media included a video showing Shevchuk saying: "And now people of Ukraine are being murdered. For what? Our boys are dying over there. For what? What are the goals, my friends?"

He added that mothers, children, and the elderly are dying due to "some Napoleonic plans of another Caesar of ours."

"The motherland, my friends, is not the president's a-- that has to be slobbered and kissed all the time," Shevchuk said, according to The Moscow Times.

The British Ministry of Defense on Monday pointed to a mounting Russian death toll in Ukraine and said "public dissatisfaction with the war and a willingness to voice it may grow" as the number of casualties continue to rise, The Telegraph reported.

A school girl in a small town in Russia's Dagestan region — a poor area that has suffered one of Russia's highest losses in Ukraine — chanted "No to war! Free Ukraine! Putin is a devil!" at her graduation party, The Telegraph reported. Within hours after the video surfaced online, the teenager was detained.

The media outlet reported that the teen and her mother on Sunday recorded "confession" videos, which Russian security agencies use to smear dissidents.

The teenager apologized for her actions while her mother was shown saying she supported Putin and his war in Ukraine.

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Monday, 23 May 2022 09:27 AM
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