Putin Press Secretary: “Protesters who hurt riot police should have their livers smeared on the asphalt”

Dmitri Medvedev took his old spot as Prime Minister of Russia while Vladimir Putin settled in to his old digs at the Kremlin. Protests in Moscow continue despite mass arrests. The Washington Post reports no regrets from the Kremlin to accusations of police brutality:

“They were too soft,” [Putin Press Secretary Dmitri] Peskov said, according to a tweet from Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev. “Protesters who hurt riot police should have their livers smeared on the asphalt.”
Police on Tuesday afternoon said they had detained more than 300 people in the previous 24 hours. They kept snatching protesters off the street, apparently trying to keep them off balance, and often the only apparent offense was wearing a white ribbon symbolizing protest. As Michael Idov, editor of Russian GQ, tweeted: “Nothing like seeing people arrested for an accessory.”

Not in our backyard, right

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I must break you.

  • ChrisO||

    In Russia, pavement hits you.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "Not in our backyard"

    Apples to oranges. The protesters in Russia have a legitimate reason to protest.

  • affenkopf||

    So if protesters' reasons aren't legitimate (as judged by you) police brutality is fine?
    Fuck you, slaver.

  • Tim||

    He's going all "Game of Thrones" on their asses.

  • A Serious Man||

    The Putin can do as he likes.

  • Drake||

    Nobody can accuse Putin of being a PC pussy. He's got that going for him, along with the iron fist.

  • SugarFree||

    I appreciate his honesty. Jay Carney would never be this honest.

  • wareagle||

  • SugarFree||

    We find our laughs where we can, don't we?

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    I would prefer the protestors's livers smeared on crackers. With a nice Chianti.

  • Restoras||

    Well at least the Fullerton cops will have a police force to join if (HAHAHA!!) they get fired.

  • Tim||

    Russians can't afford drones. yet.

  • hotsy totsy||

    First I thought it was Lima Ohio

  • Aresen||

    Personally, I prefer my liver on a cracker.

  • fried wylie||

    I would prefer the protestors's livers smeared on crackers

    Personally, I prefer my liver on a cracker.

    russia? caviar?

    c'mon guys: blinis.

  • JeremyR||

    So because of this, Reason is going to boycott Russia Today from now on?

    Probably not, I'm sure, but you are essentially enabling stuff like this by supporting Putin's propaganda...

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