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.
Photos with corresponding watermark courtesy of: amacumara.ru