The movement began a few weeks ago on the website Living in Belgrade. The founders of the PROTEST HEDGEHOG movement declared themselves to be "fed up with seeing politicians and their spew" on their Facebook timelines.
But just what IS this hedgehog all about?
The animal, according to one of the initiators of the movement (speaking on the assurance of confidentiality), was a somewhat random choice. "We struggled for awhile," he noted. "We could not decide between a hedgehog and a turnip." Eventually the turnip faction was defeated in as much as the photo was "not as cute." A splinter organization, the PROTEST TURNIP, is already rumored to be gathering strength and growing in clandestine circles.
Support for the PROTEST HEDGEHOG is expected to grow through this election weekend in Serbia, when the population will vote about EVERYTHING. In the two day preceding these multiple elections, campaigning by candidates must stop. By law, the election silence extends to all forms of campaigning in the media and in public places.
The hedgehog, it seems, just wanted to stop it a lot earlier.