Russian protestors tore down and desecrated the Estonian flag from the Estonian Embassy in Moscow earlier today, in the fifth day of demonstrations against the re-locating of the Bronze Soldier monument.
The embassy’s Press Secretary, Franek Persidski, stated, in a correspondence with the Eesti Päevaleht newspaper, that one of the protestors cleared the perimeter fence, cut the flag’s cord, and took the flag back to the protestors.
According to Persidski, some protestors then proceeded to parade with the flag in front of the embassy until the Russian OMON (Special Operations State Militia) retrieved it and handed it back to an embassy representative.
According to Interfax, the OMON arrested the young culprit and took him back to their car, but young protesters surrounded the OMON vehicle and blocked it from leaving the scene.
In reaction to the incident, Estonian Foreign Minister, Urmas Paet, told Estonian Radio news, “it is clear that the authorities have been given instructions to do as little as possible, which means that they cannot guarantee the security of our Embassy.”