In Izhevsk, the Russians fought over free watermelons, there are victims (video)
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The City decided to hold a Watermelon Day in a local park. The holiday in the capital of Udmurtia ended in a stampede and a fight.
In Izhevsk, Russia, the city authorities decided to hold a Watermelon Day, the holiday ended in a stampede and a fight. The local edition Izhlife writes about this.
The festival called “Watermelon” was organized in the city park named after. Gorky. After the main entertainment events, the guests were promised to distribute 10 tons of watermelons for free.
However, as a result, a crush and crush began, the Russians began to fight for watermelons, trying to carry away as many fruits as possible.
On social networks, eyewitnesses of the riots spoke about the victims during the “watermelon battle”.
The press service of “Parks of Izhevsk”, in turn, noted that they could not be responsible for people's behavior.
< p>“We cannot be responsible for how people behave. We can only give people the opportunity to come to the holiday, and we cannot control the upbringing and decency of everyone,” commented the organizers.
Even in the Russian media, the fight for watermelons in the capital of Udmurtia is called “predictable”.
At the same time, social network users write that the organizers themselves are supposedly to blame for what happened, and watermelons should have been distributed “by coupons.”
Ten years ago, in 2012, the inhabitants of the same Izhevsk staged a “battle for oranges”. Then the city held a “festival of redheads” and brought two tons of citrus fruits, with which the organizers of the holiday wanted to fill the fountain, but did not have time. The locals rushed to take away the fruits, but could not share them among themselves and staged a mass brawl, which was attended by about a hundred people.