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Reuters Rejoices After Teenagers Hunt For Pokemon/Protest Putin in Central Moscow

Gotta catch them all — just like Lenin did

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Literally 100 people gathered near Red Square in central Moscow on Sunday to protest the reign of Thug Putin and capture Pokemon, according to a terrifying report by Reuters, a "serious" news outlet which actually spent time, energy and money reporting on a 100-person rally that catered to bored teenagers. 

Yes, it's clear that sexually confused Russian adolescents are preparing to storm the Kremlin and seize Putin's rarest Pikachu

<figcaption>How can Putin survive this powerful cartoon dragon-thing?</figcaption>
How can Putin survive this powerful cartoon dragon-thing?

This is more dangerous than Maidan:

"Now it is obvious that the problem has escalated because there are so many detained in different cities from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad," said Ilya Kurzinkov, one of several students from Novosibirsk in Western Siberia who joined in the rally in support of the Muscovites.

"In general people are beaten, hurt. Even now, here, we see people are being detained, provocateurs appear."

There were some 100 protesters in the center of Moscow, a significantly smaller group than at last week's protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012.

The protests come a year before a presidential election in which Vladimir Putin is expected to run for a fourth term.

"People have some questions and they have not been given any answers. And when people tried to speak out about it, detentions took place," said Ksenia, another student from Novosibirsk.

Yes, yes, young tadpoles from Novosibirsk — show your solidarity with a city of 17 million by attending a rally with 100 students from out-of-town.  

Poor lads:



RT’s Daniel Hawkins, who wasted several hours of his life standing around with these pimple-poppers, tweeted from the scene that there are “more press, bloggers, plainclothes police than protestors” there.


Bonus protest:




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