Doll 'protesters' present small problem for Russian police
January 26, 2012 9:55 AM Subscribe
Lego figurines, Kinder surprises and other toys played the role of 'demonstrators'.
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Police in Siberian city ask prosecutors to investigate legality of protest involving display of toy figures holding miniature placards. "Political opposition forces are using new technologies to carry out public events – using toys with placards at mini-protests," Andrei Mulintsev, the city's deputy police chief, said at a press conference this week, according to local media. "In our opinion, this is still an unsanctioned public event."
The Guardian article features a number of links to other quirky Russian protests, plus some background on (d)evolving free speech rules in that country.