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Activists blocked the entrance to Pavlov's Institute
On May 24 an action organized by Alliance for Animal Rights against
cruel experiments on animals took place in St. Petersburg. The
activists suddenly came up to the main entrance to the building of
Pavlov's Institute of physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in
dogs' and rabbits' masks and white "bloody" shirts. They lay down
before the doors blocking a free passageway into building. Those who
wanted to enter had to step over the animal defenders. Acting like
suffering experimental animals the activists whined, squealed and
howled, crying out "Don't kill us!" from time to time.
After lying on the steps for about 5 minutes they stood up and entered
the building with a transparency "Stop experiments on animals!" In hall
the guard was waiting for them and began to seize the activists and to
try to push them to the exit. One of the activists fell down and was
pulled to the exit by guard who then hitted his back by foot.
The journalists who were filming all that was happening were seized by
the hands and weren't allowed to film, and someone even tried to pull
out the camera and the microphone. Meanwhile the guard was calling
police, shouting something loudly in the receiver.
The action was held in this place and on this day because today was
opened conference, co-organizators of which are the representatives of
the four scientific establishments, whose activity is connected with
experiments on animals. When the activists leaved the building the
representative of the institute direction came to the journalists, but
he started with laying a claim to them, who allegedly did not have a
license on a shooting.
All the activists leaved the place quietly. Nobody was arrested.
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