Thought I’d write today about Marina Ovsyanniko’s six-second protest. I thought that was pretty amazing….like she decided she could do something that would count more than marching in the street. And then she pulled it off.
I thought she’d immediately be arrested, and she was, but then, a day or two later, she’s sitting in her comfortable apartment looking none the worse for the wear and talking freely to an American journalist about what she did and why. Putin has thrown thousands of street protesters in jail without a trial for “holiganism”, and they’re still in jail. But not Marina. She got out, at least for the time being. So Putin must have some political constraints even in Russia. Anyway, I thought that was kind of cool.