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Man killed by falling speaker

A volunteer preparing for tonight’s opposition rally in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square was tragically killed when a loudspeaker on the stage he was erecting fell and crushed him. He has been named as Maxim Melkov, 25, an opposition activist. Our sympathies to his family.

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  1. Martin Locher says:

    Sad to hear about this accident.

    But to light up the mood I have to tell you a positive story:

    There are loudspeakers giving life too. In Berne, Switzerland a blackbird chose the top of a loudspeaker in an “open air bar” to nest on. The bar’s owner now unplugged the loudspeaker to allow the bird to live where it chose to by not disturbing it with vibrations..

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