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Darth Vader fights city hall in Odessa, Ukraine

Sometimes my heart goes out to the long-suffering civil servants who work on the front lines of political protest. That goes for the workers in the Odessa City Hall and also for some of the police officers and sanitation workers who are forced to deal with the Occupy demonstrators. I’m pretty sure that many of them just want to do their job and go home at a reasonable time without causing or getting into trouble.

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A Ukrainian wearing a Darth Vader costume speaks to a policeman in the city hall of the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa on Nov. 14, 2011. "Darth Vader" demanded a plot of land on which to park his spaceship.

Reuters reports

In an event that was well covered by local media, a man dressed as the Star Wars villain visited the mayor's office this week to claim a free land plot citing Ukrainian legislation which grants every citizen the right to own 1,000 square meters of land.

His visit followed a decision by city authorities to grant attractive land plots along the sea coast to a group of people for free, prompting public concerns about corruption, according to local media. Read more...

Watch the youtube video below to see Vader’s visit to city hall.

Darth Vader came to Odessa city council to ask for free land near the sea.