UK Anti-Russia Protestors Spread Paint Colours Of Ukraine Flag In Front of Russian Embassy

Paint in the colours of the Ukraine flag were ‘spilled’ on a street in front of the Russian embassy in the UK, ultimately resulting in the arrest of four culprits.

Bayswater Road, a central London Street located near the famous Hyde Park in Kensington, was painted in blue and yellow colours on Thursday morning, according to photos circulating on social media. Four people associated with the protest group ‘Led by Donkeys’ admitted they were behind the vandalism, arguing they did it to mark the one-year anniversary of the beginning of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.

“Tomorrow is the first anniversary of Putin’s imperialist invasion of Ukraine. Contrary to what the Russian dictator and his apologists claim, Ukraine is an independent state and a people with every right to self-determination. The existence of a massive Ukrainian flag outside his embassy in London will serve to remind him of that,” the group said in a statement cited by The Telegraph. The individuals were suspected of committing criminal damage and obstructing the highway, and arrested and taken into custody by Met Police.

The sting was achieved by spilling a total of 170 litres of paint on the road, with yellow spread across the eastbound lane and blue paint spread on the westbound lane. Traffic then transferred the paint even further across the carriageway with their tires. The move comes in light of a GoFundMe fundraisers donated over £225 million for Ukraine.

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