Rights activists: Over 850 arrested at anti-war demonstrations in Russia

  • Police officers detain a woman during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine in Moscow on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, killing dozens and triggering warnings from Western leaders of unprecedented sanctions. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

MOSCOW — More than 850 people have been arrested during anti-war demonstrations in numerous Russian cities against the invasion of neighboring Ukraine, according to civil rights activists.