Activists used wheelbarrows to spill yellow and blue paint – the colors of the Ukrainian flag – in front of the Russian embassy in London. The action was aimed at Kremlin chief Putin personally.
Protesters painted the street in front of the Russian embassy in London in the colors of the Ukrainian flag in protest at the war in Ukraine on Thursday. Videos circulating on the internet showed people in overalls using wheelbarrows to spill yellow and blue paint that others were spreading with brooms. The paint was then spread over a large area by passing cars.
According to the Metropolitan Police, three men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of damaging property and disrupting road traffic.
The group Led By Donkeys was apparently behind the action ahead of the first anniversary of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine on February 24. She posted pictures of the action on Twitter and wrote that the flag outside the Russian embassy was intended to remind Russian President Vladimir Putin on the anniversary of the invasion that Ukraine is “an independent country and a people with every right to self-determination”.
Led by Donkeys (in German: “Led by donkeys”) is a group of activists who repeatedly criticize the policies of the conservative British government with sensational actions.
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