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One-Person Picket Made Belarusian Diplomats In Kaliningrad Hysterical

One-Person Picket Made Belarusian Diplomats In Kaliningrad Hysterical
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They tried to drive the protester away from the embassy and gave him the finger.

A one-person picket in support of democracy in Belarus took place in the Russian Kaliningrad, near the local branch of the Belarusian embassy in Russia, on August 4, the website of the Belsat TV channel reports.

According to the participant, the purpose of the picket was to demonstrate solidarity with the struggle of the Belarusian opposition for freedom and democracy.

At first, one of the embassy employees was long wondering whether picketer Mikhail Feldman had "permission for the demonstration," whereas it's not needed for a one-person picket in Russia yet.

PHOTO: FACEBOOK.COM/MIKHAIL.FELDMAN.14

"The opponent with a threat in his voice said that I would be rounded up. Soon a policeman left the embassy building and came to me. When he introduced himself, he did not know why he had asked for my name, patronymic and date of birth. After carefully writing down the answers, the guardian of order advised me to "move away so that people wouldn't see it." When I politely refused, there was nothing else left for him but to move back to the building - the law was on my side", - the picketer said.

PHOTO: FACEBOOK.COM/MIKHAIL.FELDMAN.14

After that, according to him, several workers of the embassy branch, coming in turn, asked him provocative questions about his nationality, party affiliation, curators, etc. Also, Feldman says, they gave him the finger.

The picket was initiated by the local regionalist movement, which advocates the demilitarization of the Kaliningrad region and the return of its historical name.