Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

"Toy Story" Rally is Forbidden by Barnaul Authorities
17.02.2012 11:56

Authorities in the city of Barnaul have ban a toys protest meeting, saying that toys couldn't express their opinions independently.

      The meeting's organizers were going to place about 250 "Kinder Surprise" and "Lego" toy figures at the main square in the city's centre. The toys were to be supplied with small banners expressing protest against election frauds. The official request for the meeting's holding was sent to the administration on February 14. 

      Barnaul officials said that the action couldn't be approved, as toys were considered as propaganda materials but not as independent meeting's participants.

      In spite of the administration's refusal, Barnaul activists still want to hold the action, which is scheduled on February 18. They consider the case of single picquets, when people will be standing near the figures by turn. According to the Russia's federal law, single piquets don't require the authorities' approval.

      It is already the third "toys protest" in Barnaul. The previous actions were unauthorized, so they ended with the public prosecutor's office's warning. Right after that, the activists decided to coordinate the meeting with officials. 

      The "toys rally" repeatedly attracted attention of Barnaul citizens and press, including some foreign newspapers, as The Guardian, which had published an article about these actions and other protest campaigns in Russia. 


Sources: The Guardian

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: protest actions Toys odd news   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Yandex Named the Most Popular Topics of 2020
Foreign Vaccines may Become Available in Russia after Registration
Vnukovo Warned about the Ban on Mass Events during Navalny's Arrival
More than 1.5 Million People were Vaccinated with Sputnik V
Innopolis Translated the Recipe for Olivier Salad into Binary Code

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Boris Grebenshchikov  Drones  Film Festivals  Moscow Aeroexpress   Cossacks  Rostov-On-Don airport  Russian scientists  smart society  Russian science  Archeology  St. Petersburg  Skiing in Moscow  Adler  Sochi  Armavir  Natalka  Recipes of National Russian Dishes  Sakhalin  taxi price  Russian film industry  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian ballet  Volgograd  Symphonic Orchestra  Festivals in Saint Petersburg  Russian Character  fashion designer  prostitution  Russian business  Barnaul  Russian Nature  Arctic  Russian economy  Moscow  Karelia   Yuri Gagarin  Seafarers  Vladimir Nilov  Russian oil and gaz producers   Bulat Okudzhava  Multimedia  Yekaterinburg  Russian tourism  Moscow monuments  Yuri Kuklachev Cats Theatre  Lev Gumilev  Central Bank  Russian festivals  Russian Cinema 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites