On the 16th, a man who protested against the closing of McDonalds in Russia was arrested by police after tying himself to a door during protests. Pictured is a McDonalds store in Moscow, Russia. /Photo: Reuters A man held a protest in Russia with his body tied to a door to protest the closure of McDonalds. McDonalds has suspended operations in Russia in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
According to the New York Post and the British media Mirror on the 16th, Luka Sapronov, who lives in Russia, tied herself to a McDonalds door on the 15th.
He protested to McDonalds, saying the closing was hostile. As the behavior continued, Russian police eventually arrested him. Other customers reportedly enjoyed their last meal at McDonalds while he protested.
The son of famous Russian artist Nikas Sapronov, he later argued through his social networking service that McDonalds has symbolized freedom of choice since McDonalds entered Russia in 1990, and that McDonalds now symbolizes a violation of freedom.
McDonalds CEO Chris Kempchinsky announced in a letter to McDonalds employees on the 8th that it would be impossible to ignore the inhumane suffering that is unfolding in Ukraine in light of our values, and that all stores in Russia will be closed.
McDonalds menus are being sold at high prices on various Russian second-hand trading sites after McDonalds stopped operating.