Tens of Thousands March in Russia’s Far East, Defying Kremlin – The Wall Street Journal

MOSCOW—Tens of thousands of people in Russia’s Far East marched in protests triggered by the arrest of a popular regional governor, but that have since morphed into a wave of growing dissatisfaction over social issues and the rule of President Vladimir Putin.

Saturday’s demonstrations marked the eighth consecutive day of public actions since the July 9 arrest of Sergei Furgal, the governor of Khabarovsk, for his alleged involvement in the murders of two businessmen and the attempted murder of another 15 years ago.