A big inflatable duck has been arrested in St Petersburg

In Russia people attending protests are reluctant to carry anti-government placards, so have taken to using ducks (both rubber and inflatable) to show their dislike of government corruption – inevitably a giant inflatable duck was arrested in St Petersburg during some protests earlier today.

The New Statesman reports that ducks were adopted as a symbol by oppositionists and their allies after an anti-corruption investigation into Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s wealth.

It’s certainly a step up from the time Chewbacca was handcuffed and detained after supporting Darth Vader’s bid to be elected as Mayor of Odessa.