16:06 Sep. 7, 2016
Two residents of Republic of Buryatia organized a demonstration, holding posters mimicking Russian PM's recent statement
Two young men were detained in Ulan-Ude, the capital of Russia's eastern Republic of Buryatia, after they organized a protest near a university, where the country's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was supposed to hold a meeting with students.
The protesters were holding posters, saying ‘We have no money, just holding on and feeling down' and ‘I left school for business and went broke. Thanks!'
The demonstration was apparently aimed at mimicking and mocking Medvedev's earlier statements. During his recent visit to Russian-occupied Crimea, the Prime Minister discouraged local pensioners, who demanded a raise in social payments.
‘We have no money (to increase pensions - UT), but you hold on and cheer up', Medvedev said.
Later he answered to a complain about low salaries for teachers in Russia by saying ‘there are better places to earn money (than being a teacher – UT), business, for example.
According to local media outlets, the protesters were taken to a police department.