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It's the fifth-consecutive weekend of protest against the arrest of former Khabarovsk governor Sergei Furgal.

Mass protests in Khabarovsk are the latest in a slew of regional grievances that have sparked local anger, leading to a fall in support for Putin and his United Russia party, whose regional appointees and obedient lawmakers represent the long arm of the Kremlin across the country

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According to documents seen by @FinancialTimes : Putin hugely underestimated level of anger in Khabarovsk Kremlin devised a plan last year to reduce local governor's popularity before arrest Putin's party fears losing more seats / governors in Sept elex

The rallies in Khabarovsk, a city on the border with China, is a major show of defiance against Moscow's policies, observers say.

This is why Khabarovsk, a tiny Russian city you've never heard of, is revolting against President Putin.

This is why Khabarovsk, a tiny Russian city you've never heard of, is revolting against President Putin.

So far, federal authorities have responded to the Khabarovsk protests with a mix of soothing promises and mild punishment. This might suggest that Moscow finds it harder or less desirable to bully citizens in far-flung places, Sophie Pinkham writes.

Some 2,800 people join rally in support of arrested ex-governor in #Khabarovsk  – authorities

Some 2,800 people join rally in support of arrested ex-governor in #Khabarovsk  – authorities

Video: This is why Khabarovsk, a tiny Russian city you've never heard of, is revolting against President Putin.

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First pictures emerge of a Russian man whose ammonium nitrate cargo detonated in the port of Beirut. The 2,750 tonnes cargo of Khabarovsk-born businessman Igor Grechushkin was detained in Lebanon in 2013

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A rally in Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk against President Vladimir Putin's replacement of a popular governor is the largest there since the protests began 15 days ago. Protest leaders and journalists said well over 50,000 people demonstrated.

Many thousands are in the streets of Khabarovsk, 4,000 miles east of Moscow, for the 3rd Saturday straight in the biggest protests Russia’s regions have seen in many years. It took 14 minutes for the march to pass by me here:

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Tens of thousands of people protested in Khabarovsk, Russia, on Saturday in a rare display of opposition to President Vladimir Putin, chanting “Putin Resign” and demanding the release of a regional governor arrested on suspicion of multiple murders

Demonstrations in Khabarovsk, Russia, drew tens of thousands for the third straight weekend. The anger, fueled by the arrest of a popular governor, has little precedent in modern Russia.

Tens of thousands gathered peacefully in Khabarovsk, Russia, on Saturday — the biggest display of defiance yet following the arrest of a popular regional governor

Protests in the city of Khabarovsk drew tens of thousands for the third straight weekend. The anger over the arrest of a popular governor has little precedent in modern Russia.

Enormous protests for the second week running in Khabarovsk, far eastern Russia, over the arrest of the governor. More evidence Putin’s triumphal extension of his rule belies widespread discontent

Protests in Khabarovsk region, Far East of Russia in support of governor Sergey Furgal who was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of ordering multiple murders. Thousands of people are out on the streets of Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk on Amur, Bikin and Amursk

Excellent Reaction! | Man saves child who fell out of MOVING car in Russia's Khabarovsk

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