Toy Protest Banned In Russia


What politician would suppress them? The Guardian writes:

There hadn’t been many – indeed any – rallies like it before in Russia. Last month saw dozens of toys, from teddy bears to Lego figurines, standing out in the snow of a Siberian city with banners complaining about corruption and electoral malpractice.

Now a petition to hold another protest featuring 100 Kinder Surprise toys, 100 Lego people, 20 model soldiers, 15 soft toys and 10 toy cars has been rejected because the toys have been deemed not to be “citizens of Russia”. The number of people, and their toys, wanting to take part has risen dramatically since then.

5 Comments on "Toy Protest Banned In Russia"

  1. Liam_McGonagle | Feb 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm |

    “. . . toys have been deemed not to be “citizens of Russia”.”

    If that’s true then Medvedev should immediately be arrested for espionage and fraternizing with the enemy, given that he’s had a laytex Vladimir Putin-shaped sculpted butt plug up his *ss for the last 4 years.

  2. Never has protest been so cute! 🙂 I applaud their ingenuity 

    • Liam_McGonagle | Feb 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm |

      Yeah, I don’t read Russian, but some of the signs seem pretty funny.  146%?  Of what? 

      The chimpanze seems evocative in a very traditional way, but my imagination is really put through its paces to come up with a reason one toy objects so strenuously to shellfish.  Protesting a lack of kosher restaurants in downtown Moscow?  Or maybe Putin was born under the sign of Cancer?

  3. Hadrian999 | Feb 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm |

    i smell a new toy story propaganda movie

  4. Calypso_1 | Feb 18, 2012 at 11:59 am |

    I can see an expansion on this idea.  Turn May Day into a protest day with protest toy/icon shrines like the Day of the Dead.  Take it international. 

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