Young people wearing costumes of superheroes gathered on Monday (April 1st) in central Moscow to protest against fat.

Protesters wearing costumes of Hulk, Superman and Captain America among others held banners reading "Butter not a friend of superheroes" and "Be fit" as police looked on rather not amused.

Protesters said that there was too much fat in products sold in Russia causing Russians to eat too much fat.

"I'm the chairman of the superheroes trade union. I have gathered this strike that's about to start over there right now. We came out united under a motto "We are saving people but who will save us from fat death?", said a protester nicknamed Fatman.

As superhero wannabes gathered under a monument of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy who penned Anna Karenina and War and Peace, they distributed burgers they regarded as a symbol of fatty fast food before throwing them on the ground and stomping on them.

When burger leftovers turned into mash protesters switched their attention to butter which was also promptly destroyed.

Presented by Adam Justice