Russia has been rocked by massive protests over the last few days that has led to the arrest of hundreds of people and riot police are constantly patrolling the streets of Moscow. Police rounded up more than 1,000 people in the Russian capital on Saturday in what is being called as one of the biggest crackdowns of recent years on an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin's tight grip on power. During the protests, a girl Olga Misik, reportedly 17-years-old, read the Russian constitution while being surrounded by over a dozen personnel of riot police and pictures of the incident are all over the internet.
People from all over the world are praising the courage of Olga Misik who was reportedly arrested. It is being referred to as one of the most powerful images in the era of modern feminism.
Russian teenager Olga Misik reading the Russian constitution while being surrounded by armed Russian riot police is one of the most powerful images of bravery against injustice and oppression I have seen. Reminds me of the Tiananmen Square Tank Man. pic.twitter.com/nO6T15SJFH— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) August 1, 2019
In interviews with the media, Olga Misik reminded the police and Russian authorities that the peaceful protests stand for justice for the political opponents and democracy.
Olga Misik. Alaa Salah. Greta Thunberg. This is what hope looks like. This is what badass looks like.This is what the future looks like. pic.twitter.com/lbbor7Lq4q— Moana Genevey (@moanagenevey) August 1, 2019
She has become the new face of protests in Russia and an internet sensation.
Horrific videos of the protests in Russia are going viral and have left the world in shock.