News Russia detains eight for polling station vandalism

MOSCOW: Russian police detained at least eight people Friday for acts of vandalism at polling stations on the first day of voting in presidential elections, officials said.
Authorities did not say if the protests were directed against longtime leader Vladimir Putin, and state-media reports said voting was “continuing as normal.”
In Moscow, a video published by the independent SOTA news outlet showed an elderly woman setting a voting booth alight, filling a polling station with smoke before she is detained by police.

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