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US woman detained after walking calf on Red Square, Moscow

Robert Besser
06 Feb 2023, 19:22 GMT+10

MOSCOW, Russia: Russian state-run TASS news agency has reported that a US woman was detained and fined by a Russian court after walking with a calf on Moscow's Red Square.

Alicia Day, 34, who said she had bought the calf to save it from slaughter, was fined $285 for obstructing pedestrians in an unauthorized protest and sentenced to 13 days of "administrative arrest" on another charge of disobeying police orders.

In a video shared by state media, Day said she had a driver bring the calf to Red Square by car, stating, "I wanted to show it a beautiful place in our beautiful country."

The RIA news agency said that Day had been living in a suburb of Moscow on a tourist visa, and had carried out similar protests in other countries.

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