Tallinn Election Campaigning Turns Nasty ({{commentsTotal}})

City Hall
City Hall Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

City authorities this morning removed political attack ads that had appeared in front of the Tallinn City Government building hours earlier.

Postimees reported that the signs, funded by IRL, read: "[Tallinn Mayor Edgar] Savisaar's corruption takes 1,000 euros from your family each year. Let's bring an end to that."

The municipal police have so far not stated their reason for removing the signs, which were affixed to movable trailers.

"This just means that [the mayor's] Center Party is in fear. They are using administrative power to intervene in an election campaign and I think that is an illegal activity,“ said IRL mayoral candidate Eerik-Niiles Kross.

"To be honest, I couldn't have imagined that they would remove it, because it is foolish and violent. Nor do I see any legal justification for it,“ he said.

Estonia's local government elections will take place on October 20.