As many as 10,000 demonstrators are clashing with riot police in the town of Baymak in the biggest civil protest since Putin invaded Ukraine in violent scenes. New footage of the ugly violence has also shown Russian forces firing stun grenades at protesters. At one point, the furious crowd encircled and trapped Putin’s security forces. An imam was deployed by the security forces in the mainly Muslim region to seek to restore calm. Addressing 2,500 members of the military, security forces, and national guard, he told them they were responsible for saving Russia.