Pint-sized figurines in Siberia have been arranged to mimic civil disobedience to get around authorities trying to prevent it.

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This article titled “Doll ‘protesters' present small problem for Russian police” was written by Miriam Elder in Moscow, for The Guardian on Thursday 26th January 2012 14.30 UTC

Russian police don't take kindly to opposition protesters – even if they're 5cm high and made of plastic.

Police in the Siberian city of Barnaul have asked prosecutors to investigate the legality of a recent protest that saw dozens of small dolls – teddy bears, Lego men, South Park figurines – arranged to mimic a protest, complete with signs reading: “I'm for clean elections” and “A thief should sit in jail, not in the Kremlin”.

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