Several people in Ukraine are taking the popular ice bucket challenge and adding a political twist to it in the form of the “trash bucket challenge” — an act that involves forcibly throwing politicians and government officials accused of corruption into trash cans.
And unfortunately for the involuntary participants, their “dunking” only raises awareness for their own, allegedly bad behavior.
But there’s growing concern that the “challenges” constitute mob violence towards public officials and one person was savagely beaten during a recent trash bucket tossing, the BBC reports.
It’s believed that most of the instigators of the acts are coming from the far-right. A member of the radical Right Sector party praised the trend to the BBC as “street justice.”
In any case, you probably don’t want to be nominated for this challenge.