19 February, 2012

Little Protest Banned in Russia

The Russian town of Barnaul was recently rocked by an unusually small protest. The protesters were not human beings but a sinister coalition of toys – Lego figurines, small animals, Kinder surprises, and other malcontents – who were expressing their hostility towards the authorities with outrageous slogans like "I'm for clean elections" and "A thief should sit in jail, not in the Kremlin".

The toys have applied to stage another protest in Barnaul, but this has been refused on the basis that they are not Russian citizens. "As you understand, toys, especially imported toys, are not only not citizens of Russia but they are not even people", a local official has been quoted as saying.

There are however plans for the toys to protest individually. It appears that under Russian law this would not need a permit.


From Hunting Monsters

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