Teddy bears invade Belarus

August 3, 2012 9:17:10 AM PDT
It's probably the first time in history that teddy bears have defeated generals.

In the former Soviet state of Belarus, two generals have been sacked -- after a Swedish light plane intruded the country's airspace and dropped hundreds of teddy bears carrying slogans supporting human rights and media freedom.

Officials in the authoritarian state weren't laughing.

They actually denied the incident happened until last week, when President Alexander Lukashenko called a government meeting to scold authorities for allowing what he called a "provocation."