Thursday, January 17, 2008

Great Balls of Protest

Goodness, gracious, great balls of protest in Rome

Half a million multi-colored plastic balls bounced down Rome's famed
Spanish Steps on Wednesday morning in the latest stunt by a man who has become famous for his self-styled protests at the city's landmarks.

The balls were thrown down the steps and into a 17th-century fountain by Graziano Cecchini, a 55-year old artist and right-wing activist who last year dumped a can of dye in the nearby Trevi fountain, turning it into a blood red pool.

"Italians' balls are broken," was written on leaflets distributed
at the scene.