In an example from the last 24 hours, LGBTs (virtually outlawed in Russia) peacefully protest in Moscow. Bands of masked “fighters”, coordinated and blessed by the Orthodoxy, show up to attack the protesters. Police watch for a while, then eventually arrest…the peaceful protesters.
http://topbloger.livejournal.com/12349669.html (in Russian)
Goggle provides an adequate translation to follow the action here:
The need for self-defense against mobs which are essentially extensions of government force has been with us for as long as governments and extremists have seen common enemies. Put another way, it has been with us for as long as there have been governments.