Posted on January 30, 2012
Minifig protesters spotted in Russia
Thanks to all the folks who have been sending me articles about Russian activists who are using Lego minifigs and other toys as forms of tiny protest. Apparently, the activists had been barred from assembling for an actual protest regarding recent elections, so they resorted to something more creative.
“Political opposition forces are using new technologies to carry out public events – using toys with placards at mini-protests,” Andrei Mulintsev, the city’s deputy police chief, said at a press conference this week, according to local media. “In our opinion, this is still an unsanctioned public event.”
My Lego diarama and doll protestors projects from November were probably some of my favorite projects that I did last year. There’s something incredibly satisfying about leaving these random acts of protest scattered throughout everyday situations, rather than concentrated in one specific area. It’s unlikely these guys saw my newsbin projects, but I still feel a kindred spirit between our projects. Budem zdorovy!