Russian flag unfurled on Salisbury Cathedral
It was discovered by construction workers, who showed up for work early in the morning.
The Russian flag was pinned to the scaffolding on the side of the Gothic Cathedral of the Virgin Mary in Salisbury on February 17. This is reported by BBC.
According to preliminary data, someone climbed the scaffolding at night to hang a flag about 10 meters in length. It was discovered by construction workers, who showed up for work early in the morning. Locals immediately wrote about it on social networks.
“How dare any fool be this disrespectful towards our city! After everything that it has gone through, this is unnecessary,” one of the locals, Lee Martin, said.
A deputy of the city council called it a “stupid trick,” referring to the high-profile incident with the neuro-paralytic substance Novichok.
To recall, Salisbury gained ill fame in early March 2018, when ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned there. British authorities accuse Moscow. Russian authorities deny their involvement. Others have been exposed to the same poison. For example, a resident of the nearby Amesbury died after she came in contact with the poison.