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September 15, 2008
Russia may ban “South Park” cartoon

Prosecutors in Russia are attempting to ban the American cartoon “South Park” from television broadcast. David Hauslaib at “Jossip” blog provides a summary of the story.

The attempted ban led to protests in Moscow where two Russians captured photos of the demonstrations here and here. A YouTube user uploaded amateur footage of the protests.

The show met similar protest and resistance in the United States in 1997. The Russian TV channel 2X2 that broadcasts “South Park” says the popularity of the show has skyrocketed in Russia and is encouraging protests by devoted viewers of “South Park.”

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It looks like South Park characters could become symbols of liberty movement in Russia. The battle against ban on American cartoons, mostly on South Park, but concerning others, like The Simpsons and Family Guy, is encouraging common Russians to defend their rights. What is your opinion on this topic – will Russian powers ban the ‘immoral’ cartoon series, or South Park’s crew will be able to spread its word all over Russia freely? Vote here – http://www.votetheday.com/tv-15/russia-bans-south-park-332

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