1 Feb 2023 17:23

U.S. environmental activist arrested for 13 days for walking calf on Red Square

MOSCOW. Feb 1 (Interfax) - Moscow's Tverskoi District Court has sentenced a United States citizen, activist Alicia Day, to administrative arrest for 13 days and a fine of 20,000 rubles for violations during a protest involving walking a calf on Red Square, the court told Interfax on Wednesday.

Day was fined 20,000 rubles for participating in an unsanctioned protest that created obstacles to the operations of infrastructure facilities and pedestrian traffic and was arrested for 13 days for resisting police.

Day staged her protest on Red Square on January 31. According to police protocols, Day was shouting "Animals are not food" near Lobnoye Mesto, using a calf in visual campaigning and refused to present her personal documents to law enforcement officers after being detained.

Day told the court that she was not chanting any slogans and that her protest was of a sociopolitical nature.

The American activist told reporters that she bought the calf online and named him "Doctor Calf." She was planning to bring the animal to a cowshed in Kirov.

Day is an environmental and vegan activist from the U.S. Media reported that she has already staged similar protests, in particular, in London.