Moscow, May 6. Voina group: Cop Humiliation In His Own Domain
12 May 2008 14:14 GMT
Moscow, May 6 – activists of the Voina group executed the “Cop Humiliation In His Own Domain” action in police stations around the Moscow area on the eve of President Dmitry Medvedev’s inauguration on May 7.
Action in the 1st City police station, Moscow suburb of Mytishi
Police station Head cornered by youth activists
The human pyramid in the Yubileyny area police station, Moscow suburb of Korolev
Officer on duty interacting with the human pyramid
A series of C.H.I.H.O.D. actions took place in police stations around the Moscow area.
The Voina group takes further the All Cops Are Bastards slogan by directly confronting the police in it’s local HQ’s. Voina activists organized a team of high school students to execute a number of intrusions into highly guarded police territory.
The image of the newly elected President Medvedev, widely known as the Puppy Bear, is to replace or to be hung next to the image of former President Putin in public offices nationwide following the inauguration on May 7. Voina has used the image of the Puppy Bear to force police authorities to stick by their service guidelines while the routine of the C.H.I.H.O.D. action unfolds. In one police station Voina activists built a human pyramid and poetically questioned the integrity of Russian police (action VIDEO: beginning of PART 1). In another police outpost members of the group brought tea and cake into the police station Head’s office in order to interrogate him about the methods and behaviour of those who are supposed to serve the community and abide the law (action VIDEO: end of PART 1, PART 2).
The action was covertly filmed with a spy camera hidden into a hat worn by one of the activists.
VIDEO (English subtitles): PART 1, PART 2
Reports with photos: Plucer, Adolfych
Opposition news sources: Nazbol.ru, Kasparov.ru
The Voina group has stepped out as a voice for the rising youth opposition in Russia after the group’s “Fuck for the heir Puppy Bear!” action in early March came to the centre of public attention during the presidential elections.