Last weekend in St. Petersburg, anarchists crashed a “Strategy-31” demonstration with signs, fiery flares and flyer bombs from a rooftop. The anarchists explicitly stated their apathy towards the unrelated rally below, but when the cops couldn’t catch any of them, it was random “Strategy-31” attendants that were arrested.
Fellow agitators from the art-terrorist group Voina report that the FSB forces knew about the rooftop action in advance, but weren’t prepared. The Anarchists set off flares and shook an “All Government Is Shit: Prohibit Prohibition!” banner. Then, after littering Nevsky Prospekt with their manifestos and a few “We don’t like it when trash stomps on our freedom!” chants, the anarchists dispersed without a trace. The cops were left with empty hands, with which they grabbed up four random, unrelated “Strategy-31” attendants and a journalist (for clapping?) and joined busloads of people already detained at the rally.