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Lovebird Fined for Blocking Traffic While Proposing

A resident of Russia's Far East was fined $45 for stopping traffic at a busy intersection to propose to his girlfriend, Interfax reported Tuesday.

The young man, who was not identified, arranged a table with flowers and champagne in the middle of the intersection after stopping traffic with his friends in the town of Blagoveshchensk in the Amur region.

His friends blocked cars while holding signs which read, "Quiet! A proposal is being made! Wait 1 1/2 minutes!"

The man's romantic gesture caused a big traffic jam and he was fined 1,500 rubles ($45) on administrative charges of intentionally impeding traffic.

It was not clear whether the girl agreed to marry him.

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