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...And Finally...

Police in Siberia have been facing a threat to the Russian state that they have been totally unprepared for. It’s not fascist gangs nor Chechen terrorists this time, but children’s toys and Lego models that have been shaking the establishment to its very core with angry 2cm2 placards. In the city of Barnaul, police have been seeking ways to combat the mass, miniature protest toy protest that is #occupySIBERIA.

Siberia’s top investigators think that they may have found the ringleaders though: Prosecutor Sergei Kirei had this to say, “People are not stupid. The figurines did not come there by themselves. They did not write the placards on their own.”

Having identified the leaders of the toy protest as full sized human beings, they have been trying to clamp down on the human element. One sympathiser with the diminutive Occupy offshoot explained the logic of the petite protests.

They tried to tell us our event was illegal – they even said that to put toys in the snow, we had to rent it from the city authorities. The authorities’ attempt to limit citizens’ rights to express their position has become absurd. We wanted to hyperbolise this attempt and show the absurdity and farce of officials’ struggle with their own people.”

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