Teddy Bears Really Did Invade Belarus

President Lukashenko admits invasion by Swedish ad agency
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2012 4:39 PM CDT
Teddy Bears Really Did Invade Belarus
Bears invade Belarus by parachute.   (Studio Total)

Airborne teddy bears apparently are capable of invading Belarus, despite official denials. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has finally admitted that a Swedish plane dropped teddy bears by parachute over the town of Ivyanets, near Minsik, a few weeks ago. The bears wore signs that read, "Belarus freedom" and "We support the Belarus struggle for free speech."

A Swedish ad agency called Studio Total says it was behind the ursine invasion, and added that violating the airspace "of a dictatorship" was dangerous. "We DO NOT support breaking of international law," the company said. "But when it really comes down to it, the only law you should follow is your heart." Speaking of having a heart, Belarusian authorities are still holding a journalist they picked up for posting photos of the bears. (More Belarus stories.)

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