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This Amnesty International Kidnapping Raises Awareness on Human Rights

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: marathon.amnesty.org.ua and creativeguerrillamarketing
This Amnesty International kidnapping stunt was devised to draw attention to human rights violations. It involves an audience watching a movie that is suddenly interrupted by a group of men in ski masks who come into the theatre.

The men go after a man in the audience and only one man comes to his defence, stating that he is a lawyer and wants to know on what grounds the man has been taken under arrest. It doesn't take long for the outspoken man to be taken away as well. Before the film resumes, an Amnesty International advert comes on-screen, providing details about the entire stunt.

It's a shame that the audience was fully paralyzed by the bystander effect and that some people can even be seen taken cell phone videos during the fake abductions.