teddy bear airdrop Belarus- STUDIO TOTAL photoBelarus’ authoritarian President Lukashenko has sacked two of the nation’s top defense officials after two Swedish advertising agency employees piloted a light plane into the country’s heavily guarded airspace, dropping 879 teddy bears decked out in parachutes and slogans supporting human rights.

Following the incident, Belarus (also known as the last dictatorship in Europe) denied the flight took place but then jailed a journalist for posting a photo of the bears on the internet.

Since then, fellow journalists have posted their own photos of the bears, with the added tag: No Picture, No Troubles?

(WATCH the BBC video below, or read the AP story at CBS)

Thanks to Roberta for submitting the story tip!
Photo provided by Swedish agency, STUDIO TOTAL

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