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Social media spread misleading information, saying that a red dye used to color the pond outside the russian embassy in Vilnius is harmful to the reservoir’s ecosystem.
However, that is not true.
On April 6, a pond near the russian embassy in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, was dyed red to draw attention to russia’s crimes.
Photo of the red-colored pond
Vilnius District Police representative Julia Samorokovska said the protest action was agreed upon with nature protection inspectors, and the paint is harmless to animals and plants.
Vilnius Municipality representative Paulius Vaitekenas also confirmed that the paint does not harm the pond’s ecosystem. The protest activists used similar dyes for St. Patrick’s Day.
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