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In Russia Little Picketers Protest the War

Small picketers can have a big impact.

In St. Petersburg there is a new kind of protest that so far has not been stopped by the authorities.

Participants make tiny protesters out of clay, paper, wire or other craft material. Most of them hold placards against the war in Ukraine.

After they are made, their creators - all anonymous - place them in spots about the city and take a photograph, which can be found on an Instagram account: www.instagram.com/malenkiy_piket/

Now the little picketers are appearing in other Russian cities. So far, there have been no arrests.

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

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