Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Blue Buckets Demo in Russia

People in St Petersburg demonstrate against the privileged few, who disturb the traffic with their reckless and often lethal driving by special permission of the authorities. Blue buckets have become a sarcastic symbol of the blue flashlights used by businessmen, bureaucrats and other members of the elite. Police have even started to arrest people carrying blue buckets in response to the protests.

Photo by Vadim Zhernov, ITAR-TASS.

Via Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat - It is nice to see so many Finnish commentators that are supportive of the protesters, using the popular epithet "veli venäläinen" - brother Russian - not sarcastic this time...

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