MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian opposition activists in Moscow threw tomatoes at visiting Dutch King Willem-Alexander on Saturday to protest the January suicide of one of their members turned down for asylum in the Netherlands.

None of the tomatoes hit the king, the Ria Novosti news agency reported.

Sergei Aksenov, one of the leaders of The Other Russia opposition party, said on Twitter two activists were arrested for the fruit-throwing.

He said the protest was to highlight the death of Alexandre Dolmatov, a party member who took part in a May 2012 demonstration on the eve of President Vladimir Putin’s re-election investiture.

source: http://www.straitstimes.com