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Where's The Fire?


Where's The Fire?

Students and faculty at St. Petersburg's European University, reacting angrily to their school's closure, have organized their protests through online communities. One online activist, anthropology professor Ilya Utekhin, shot footage of some of the protests, then posted his videos on a blog documenting the campaign to save the university. In these clips from February 29 and March 7, 2008, student and faculty protesters mock the fire safety charges that prompted the university's closure, laying a fire hose at the foot of a monument to Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov, considered the father of higher education in Russia.

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