One of the reasons why protests in Russia are failing is that everybody shows up with their stupid smartphones and keeps taking photos like crazy. Because it’s all about posting on social media to get likes.
As a result, the police has photo and video evidence of everybody who was at the protests and will spend the next five years routing out and arresting everybody who was there, including innocent passersby.
It’s gotta be obvious, right? Posting photos of fellow protesters is a horrible idea when you live in a police state. But protesters tend to be young, and for them reality doesn’t exist until they post evidence of it in their stupid social media.