‘We Don’t Want Protests Like in Paris Here,’ Putin Says

Russian Police Order 8,000 Long-Range Taser Guns for Crowd Control
‘We Don’t Want Protests Like in Paris Here,’ Putin Says
12 December 14:02 2018 Print This Article

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday defended the jailing of a 77-year-old veteran activist over calls to a protest, saying that Russia doesn’t want a repeat of events like the “yellow vest” demonstrations that have rocked France in recent weeks.

Russia’s Interior Ministry will purchase 8,000 sets of taser weapons that can “neutralize offenders from a distance of several meters”.

Last month, Russia media reported that the country’s National Guard bought two vans equipped with non-lethal lasers designed to disperse protesters and maintain crowd control.

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