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‘Zombie attack’! St. Petersburg swarmed by undead in fancy dress (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: August 25, 2012 22:23
Edited time: August 26, 2012 02:23

An animated zombie party hit St. Petersburg on August 25, 2012 (Image from http://ama cumara.ru)

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Several hundred “zombies” have taken a park in St. Petersburg by storm, after eyewitnesses saw them limping around moaning for brains and flesh. The so-called “dead” carnival was later interrupted by police.

­Some 300 “zombies” were parading within the grounds of  Tavrichesky Garden mock dressed in an array of attire from dead bunnies to riving monsters. Sporadic shouts of “Brain, gimme your brain!” or “Meat, meat!” shot over general snarling and moaning.

With white and grey faces mixed with fake blood – teenagers and youngsters provided the core of the zombie mob, worthy of a “Dawn of the Dead” movie remake.

The zombie walk organizers did not apply for official permission to hold the parade, still the police tolerated the invasion for an hour or so before closing down the event.

The zombie mob page at the social network Vkontakte, a Russian version of Facebook, gave a clear warning to the participants to behave and avoid provoking law enforcers.

The living dead are responsible for their own actions; they don’t bite other people; they don’t damage other people’s property and they don’t pose for cameras,” read the rules. “During the parade the instinct of preserving zombie-traditions is more important than the instinct of eating human meat.”

This was the fourth zombie mob in St. Petersburg which is deemed by many as Russia’s cultural heritage capital. A similar action planned for August in Moscow was banned, while in the Siberian city of Omsk a parade was dispersed by police – the local authorities had banned it citing protest from the Russian Orthodox Church and other groups.

When zombies come in swarms it’s no laughing matter, but in this case there were many groans (Video still from Zombie Walk in St. Petersburg; August 25, 2012)
When zombies come in swarms it’s no laughing matter, but in this case there were many groans (Video still from Zombie Walk in St. Petersburg; August 25, 2012)
Taking bed head to the extreme, some people are happy to look as if they′ve just dug themselves up after several months of decaying (Image from http://amacumara.ru)
Taking bed head to the extreme, some people are happy to look as if they've just dug themselves up after several months of decaying (Image from http://amacumara.ru)
Stretching their hands, limping and moaning, hundreds of zombies were moving around the green lawns of Tavrichesky Garden (Video still from Zombie Walk in St. Petersburg; August 25, 2012)
Stretching their hands, limping and moaning, hundreds of zombies were moving around the green lawns of Tavrichesky Garden (Video still from Zombie Walk in St. Petersburg; August 25, 2012)
Kids these days! (Image from http://amacumara.ru)
Kids these days! (Image from http://amacumara.ru)
Brain alert in St. Pete! (Video still from Zombie Walk in St. Petersburg; August 25, 2012)
Brain alert in St. Pete! (Video still from Zombie Walk in St. Petersburg; August 25, 2012)
Who you gonna call? Zombiebusters! Or better not (Image from http://amacumara.ru)
Who you gonna call? Zombiebusters! Or better not (Image from http://amacumara.ru)
Dead certain that date ended badly (Image from http://amacumara.ru)
Dead certain that date ended badly (Image from http://amacumara.ru)
Getting ready for the parade took almost as much time as the parade itself (Image from http://amacumara.ru)
Getting ready for the parade took almost as much time as the parade itself (Image from http://amacumara.ru)

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Photos with corresponding watermark courtesy of: amacumara.ru

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