Fire protest against Alexander Tuzov's activities held in Penza
Penza, 24 November 2017. PenzaNews. Activists of the movement Left Font held a fire protest against the ex-officer of the Federal Security Service, member of the public council under the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, founder of an Internet medium Alexander Tuzov.
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At about 11.00 a.m. on Friday, November 24, two men whose faces were hidden behind bandanas quickly approached the stone-metal fence enclosing the two-storey cottage at 9B Spartakovskaya street, where according to Roskomnadzor information Alexander Tuzov's mass medium was registered.
One of the activists put a pig's head he brought with him near the gate and the other one unrolled a big black banner with the inscription "Tuzov, your scribbles stink!" Then, they fixed the poster to the trees near the fence.
On doing so, the activists stood in front of the banner, unfolded the flag of the Left Front and lit red smoke flares. The campaign lasted for a total of less than three minutes: when it was finished the men quickly left the territory adjacent to the fence.
No one came out of the cottage and tried to interfere with the activists. At the same time, passers-by watched the events with a great interest.
The press secretary of the Left Front regional department Sergei Padalkin, who was nearby all the time and took photos of the protest, commented on the essence of the campaign.
"He [Alexander Tuzov] recently claimed that he survives on 4,000 roubles per month and actually starves that is why Left Front activists brought him a pig's head. It is not a threat. It is for him to cook jellied minced meat and to eat it. [...] Besides, he often writes on his website that he cooks Peking roast duck – such a good cook," the interlocutor said.
Answering to the question why the activists did not give the by-product to Alexander Tuzov personally, Sergei Padalkin assumed that at that moment he had not been in the house.
In addition, the press secretary of the Left Front regional department explained that the inscription on the banner was connected with the content of the materials published on the mass medium website that belonged to the ex-officer of the Federal Security Service.
"Tuzov's articles and libels are an insult to the very notion of the journalist to begin with. Secondly, there are a lot of people about whom he writes lie, slander, different mud event touching relatives of these people. This is not only about officials but also about other honest and decent people – journalists and public figures. Tuzov also wrote about Left Front activists on several occasions," he noted.
Sergei Padalkin expressed regret that the authorities do not react to these as well as to other Alexander Tuzov's actions including land relations.
"Everyone knows that he misappropriated this part of the territory, built a fence. Nevertheless, the administration does not take any measures," the press secretary added.
He also explained that some letters in the word "scribbles" are smaller than the others so that people who see the banner immediately associated it with the smell of a dog that lives outside and stinks.
During a conversation with the PenzaNews correspondent Sergei Padalkin noticed that the pig head left near the gate drew attention of stray animals — two dogs tried to eat it.
"He is unlucky to eat some jellied meat," the Left Front activist stated.
One of the passers-by asked Sergei Padalkin what was that problematic house in Akhuny and why the black banner had been actually unfolded. After learning a brief story about the life and creative activities of Alexander Tuzov, the woman advised that the pig head should be thrown behind the fence so that it would not be eaten by the dogs, but Sergei Padalkin did not follow the recommendation.