Vladimir Putin’s Russia Arrests CNN Reporter, Other Journalists, at Protest for Imprisoned Dissident

A CNN reporter was one of several journalists and political activists who were apprehended by Russian authorities on Tuesday.

CNN correspondent Matthew Chance was arrested along with eight others outside of a penal colony where dissident Alexei Navalny is being held. A protest was held in which critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin were demanding Nalvany’s release.

A Navalny attorney, Olga Mikhailova, claims that her client is “seriously ill” and desperately in need of medical care that he is not receiving while imprisoned.

“He has lost a lot of weight, plus he has a strong cough and a temperature of 38.1C,” Mikhailova said, adding that it is a “complete outrage” that Navalny is being treated in such conditions.

While Navalny’s imprisonment may be cruel, the CNN reporter did not have the same experience. Chance posted a selfie on Twitter while being held by Russian authorities:

Chance appeared on CNN shortly after he was released, explaining that he was only in custody for three hours:

While Putin’s critics will point to Chance’s apprehension as proof that the Russian is running a totalitarian regime, it is possible that Putin is merely concerned about foreign agitators undermining his country’s national strength and unity with Fake News.

Context matters as well. In the last year, it was not uncommon for journalists in the U.S. to get swept up by law enforcement after getting a little too cozy with agitators breaking the law or refusing police orders to disperse.

Big League Politics has reported on how Putin is acutely aware of how Western Civilization is decaying because of globalist schemes:

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that multiculturalism has failed in the West.

During an end-of-year press conference, Putin observed that there is a cultural clash taking place in the West.

When responding to an inquiry from RT correspondent Igor Zhdanov during his this press conference, Putin remarked that there is a fine line between freedom of expressing and insulting an entire group of people.

“Where is the boundary between one freedom and another freedom,” the Russian statesman asked. “It is well known that where one man’s freedom begins, another’s must end.” He continued by noting that those who “act thoughtlessly, insulting the rights and feelings of religious people, should always remember there will be an inevitable backlash. But, on the other hand, this shouldn’t be an aggressive one.” He alluded to recent incidents in France as proof that multiculturalism has failed.

Putin’s remarks came after a grisly incident in Paris, France where Abullakh Anzorov,  an 18-year-old Muslim of Chechen origin, decapitated a schoolteacher Samuel Paty for showing cartoon depictions of the Prophet Mohammed during a class on free speech back in October.”

Putin’s approach to dealing with fake news reporters in his country may be controversial, but embellished accounts like these are hardly extraordinary. If anything, these are expected Russian responses to what President Donald Trump deemed the “enemy of the people” – Fake News. Maybe Trump is taking notes before his potential political comeback in 2024.

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