In London activists blocked the entrance to the Russian Embassy, hundreds of artificial hands in protest against the assault on Aleppo
British activists from the organization The Syria Campaign has built an installation made of hundreds of plastic hands in front of the Russian Embassy in the capital of the UK, blocking the entrance to the diplomatic mission.
Their actions activists protested against the offensive on the Syrian city of Aleppo, which, it is feared in Europe and the United States can deploy Russia on the background of the U.S. elections, reports the BBC Russian service.
As seen in the photos in social networks, at the gates of the Russian mission appeared installation made from plastic models of the human limbs. Hands clinging to each other to form a pyramid. And the hand at the top of the pyramid, reaching for the gates of the Russian Embassy.
“The coming Russian offensive in Aleppo under the counter-terrorism slogans can mean the killing of thousands of civilians who are unable to leave the city. World governments not doing enough to stop it”, – stated in the message, The Syria Campaign.
Simultaneously, the organization launched the Twitter hashtag #EUsaveAleppo (“EU save Aleppo”) and urges its supporters to call the Russian Embassy in their countries and to Express dissatisfaction.
The Russian Embassy sent a note to the British foreign office
The Russian Embassy sent a protest note to the foreign office of great Britain. This was reported on the official website of the Russian Embassy in great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Russian diplomats said that on the 3rd of November, the entrance to the Consular section “was littered with parts from the mannequins, and the protesters chained themselves to the entrance to the diplomatic missions”.
“As a result, the visitors of the Embassy and the Embassy staff was denied access to the building. There was a real threat to the security of the diplomatic mission in the UK. For frankly provocative and hooligan actions of the “demonstrators” did not intervene to stop the police. At the same time were blocked phone lines missions – the Embassy was attacked by the shaft of “empty” phone calls,” according to the Russian mission.
The Russian diplomats: “it seems that the protest action zastabilizirovalsia the work of the Embassy, was carefully planned in the context of the recent official appeal to the Parliament of the Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Boris Johnson to hold a protest outside the Russian Embassy in London”.
The Embassy of the Russian Federation also noted that the protest was held against the backdrop of “ongoing rabid Russophobic campaign in the British media, inspired by numerous anti-Russian statements of the official British persons”.
We will remind, the Russian authorities announced that on 4 November in Aleppo will be another humanitarian pause. During the cessation of hostilities, the Russian military offered extremists remaining in the city, to leave.
The British press reported earlier that President Vladimir Putin is planning a new major offensive on Aleppo – with catastrophic humanitarian consequences for remaining in the city of 250 thousand civilians.
Putin intends to use that in the next week, the United States authorities will be focused on our own presidential elections and are unlikely to respond to foreign policy challenges, wrote the British newspaper.