22 February 2012

BELARUS : Man Jailed For Protest With Toys.


      A court says that opposition activist...Pavel Vinogradov...must spend 10 days in jail...for a 10 Feb. protest in Minsk...that used toy bears and rabbits.
      Vinogradov placed the toys on a bench in front of the mayor's office.
      The teddy bears and rabbits held banners that declaimed 'Police have ripped my eye out'...and 'Where is media freedom?'
      Toy protests have been staged in Russia...where they were declared illegal.