Russia, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Arrests at countrywide demonstrations against war in Ukraine – Russia

2022-03-20: On Sunday (20 March), nationwide demonstrations against the war in Ukraine resulted in arrests of nearly a thousand participants. According to reports, at least 937 people were detained in 38 cities by the afternoon. According to the report, protests took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Vladivostok, among other cities.Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.