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Bucket heads demonstrate in Moscow

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Demonstrators wearing blue buckets on their heads have once again taken to the streets of Moscow to protest at officials flouting traffic laws.

The buckets – or MIGALKI – are meant to represent the blue flashing lights, now a symbol of Russia’s powerful elite. They can ignore the rules of the road without fear of being stopped by police.

The scheme has been so successful, well-connected businesspeople are reportedly forking out bribes to acquire one.

The demonstrators made their way down Kutovsky Prospect, the main thoroughfare which leads to the Kremlin.

The protests began in April – organisers say they will not stop until nobody but the emergency services can use a blue light.