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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:15 AM
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Protester glues himself to British PM
This is a novel approach!


Protester glues himself to British PM


LONDON, England (CNN) -- A protester who wanted his message to stick managed to superglue himself to the British prime minister Tuesday evening.

Dan Glass was at 10 Downing Street to receive a charity's award for his work on transportation issues when he staged the unusual protest.

Just before Prime Minister Gordon Brown presented him with the award, Glass squirted superglue in the palm of his left hand. He shook Brown's right hand and then grabbed the prime minister's sleeve.

"I've just superglued myself to your arm," Glass said he told Brown. "Don't panic. This is a non-violent protest."

Glass is affiliated with the group Plane Stupid, which campaigns against airport expansion and climate change. He said he acted to protest Brown's "hypocrisy" on the issues.

"I just wanted a few more minutes of his time to get the message across, because he's not listening to communities affected by airport expansion," Glass told CNN on Wednesday.

The prime minister managed to free himself in about 30 seconds, Glass said.

"He can shake off my arm, but he cannot shake away climate change," he added.

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http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/07/23/brown.glue/i...
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:17 AM
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1. That's hilarious!
Too bad it didn't work.
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groovedaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:17 AM
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2. Now that was a sticky situation! n.t
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:20 AM
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3. He'd probably have got shot by our praetorian guard (SS)
If he'd tried that with *.
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:25 AM
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12. We could hope they'd Taze his ass
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:25 AM by Dogtown
whilst still glued to the principal, of course!

:rofl:
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:20 AM
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4. 30 seconds. That's about the same luck I always have with superglue.
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:21 AM
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5. Honestly, you can't make this shit up...
:rofl:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:34 AM
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6. I know!
:rofl:
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:46 AM
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7. The return of stupid, life-ending protests.
Next time, the person with the superglue will have dynamite strapped across his or her body. There will be blood. There has to be blood. Angry protesters WANT blood.

Let's be real honest; a lot of people here on DU WANT blood, and won't be happy until it happens. Oh, they will "regret" the deaths, but that won't stop them from cheering them on.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:04 AM
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10. This is a funny story about a failed, novel approach from a
person who has transportation issues. I really don't think anyone wanted to see blood over it. Blood? Come on. Overreact much?
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:21 AM
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11. Exactly
I had a bit of dissonance from that post; it jarred until it clicked that the poster had stretched that chain of cause>effect way past load-limit.
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wvbygod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:59 AM
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8. Plane stupid is as plain stupid does
Sure, eliminate mass transit by plane so everyone can drive to their destination and
waste more fuel than if they share the ride. Plane stupid would be better served if they
protested bovine belching and volcanic eruptions rather than mass transit.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:02 AM
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9. Pic
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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:30 AM
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13. In the long list of things to protest, an airport expansion would be way down my list.
However, it was a novel approach.
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