Can You Literally Trash Your Politicians If You Think They Are Corrupt?

trash-bucket-chall_3064250b(The Telegraph) Up to a dozen Ukraine officials dumped in wheelie bins

By , Kiev 10:12AM BST 07 Oct 2014

‘Trash bucket challenge’ spreads across Ukraine as activisits throw politicians into rubbish bins to ‘punish corruption’

It’s a bad time to be a Ukrainian politician.

The war in the east refuses to end, despite a “ceasefire”. Winter is approaching, and with it all the worries of another “gas-war” with Russia. And with parliamentary elections just weeks away, pre-revolutionary MPs are getting nervous about hanging on to their jobs.

To make things worse, there is a growing chance of ending up in a wheelie bin.

Since early September up to a dozen MPs, city councillors and other officials accused of wrong doing have been hauled from their offices by masked gangs in what has become know as the “Trash Bucket Challenge.”

The perpetrators – often members of the radical right-wing group Right Sector – say the public humiliations are to punish the corruption and criminality that characterised the previous regime.

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