19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
I took this photo at a demonstration to protest the unlawful conviction of Russian political activist Alexey Navalny and the corruption of Russia's elections. Unfortunately it has become common for Russian authorities to beat and/or arrest nonviolent protesters and even bystanders, as they did in this instance and more recently against those who dared to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
||St. Petersburg, Russia
||© Vladislav Shapovalov