Protests held as anger mounts over Kemerovo fire | Russia News | Al Jazeera

Protests held as anger mounts over Kemerovo fire

Crowds of angry protesters gathered in Siberian city to denounce Russian officials over shopping centre fire that killed at least 64 people, 41 of them children.

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    Five people are facing charges related to a fire in a Russian shopping centre that killed at least 64 people, 41 of them children.

    The tragedy sparked rare protests on the streets, demanding justice for the victims.

    President Vladimir Putin visited the Siberian city where it happened, and blamed the tragedy on "criminal negligence".

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow.


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