OH WELL

Russian Parliament Convenes

Protests can’t stop the Kremlin. Despite demonstrations alleging vote fraud, Russia’s new Parliament held its first session Wednesday. Outside, however, an angry mob tried to hang a banner to stop the Pro-Kremlin and anti-Kremlin politicians from convening. Riot police arrested 26. The opposition has taken a step back as the government seems to be unresponsive to protester demands. The Kremlin has asked demonstrators to make a legal case against the elections, and the government says that dozens of cases are currently under scrutiny. Next up for protesters: another massive rally planned for Saturday.