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Leonid Bershidsky

The Yellow Rubber Duck Is a Potent Protest Symbol

Want a revolution? Enlist a duck.
"Rubber ducky, you're the one..."

"Rubber ducky, you're the one..."

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Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was in Moscow when protesters carrying images of a yellow rubber duck marched against top-level corruption. What he saw was a global ducky conspiracy.

"I don't believe in coincidences," Vucic said, according to the Serbian newspaper Novosti. "If someone tells me that different people have thought of the same symbol in Belgrade, Brazil and Moscow, don't expect me to believe it."