This is the stomach-churning moment an elderly woman is seen smearing what appears to be human poo all over a children’s swing because she wants a flowerbed to replace it.
The disturbing protest was recorded by an onlooker in the city of Gatchina in the north-western Russian region of Leningrad Oblast.
In the clip, an unnamed 90-year-old woman smothers the children’s swing with the brown sticky substance she has in a plastic bag – using her bare hands to smear it into the seat.
The lady, who is wearing a purple floral dress and brown shoes, does not appear to notice or care that she is being recorded in the act.
Narrating the gross scene, a voice off-camera says: “Dear Gatchina residents.
“Our swings are getting covered with s*** again.”
Local residents claim the substance is human faeces and say the pensioner has been doing similar things for years.
Her odd campaign is said to be because she wants the swings removed – in the hope the authorities will eventually install a flower bed instead.
Residents have repeatedly called the police about the problem but the authorities say social services need to deal with the issue as the woman is registered as mentally disabled, according to local media.
The 90-year-old woman has allegedly attacked other residents with a shovel when they try to clean the swing and locals claim she has even tried to dig the swing out by herself in the past, but failed.
This comes after a spate of human poo being left out in public places as people party on beaches and in parks during the coronavirus pandemic.
In one case, a dog even had to be rushed to the vets after eating human faeces contaminated with magic mushrooms.