The World from Berlin Putin Restricts Protests with 'Scandalous' New Law

The Russian parliament has passed a new law curtailing the right to protest, which is expected to enter into force before major demonstrations planned for next week. German commentators condemn the attack on civil rights.
Riot police detain a participant in an unauthorized protest in Moscow on May 31. A new Russian law will restrict the right to demonstrate.

Riot police detain a participant in an unauthorized protest in Moscow on May 31. A new Russian law will restrict the right to demonstrate.

Foto: Sergei Chirikov/ dpa
-- David Gordon Smith