The Torch will visit London today. At least among the civilians, its arrival will not be especially welcome.
An American friend of ours once told us about a bizarre American custom of filling a paper bag with poop, setting it on fire and dropping it on a disliked neighbour’s doorstep. Apparently it’s something they do on Halloween.
Doesn’t that sound like the Olympic Torch relay through all the countries China doesn’t like? (China doesn’t have the slightest respect for any countries other than itself, but that’s beside the point.)
So here’s your cartoon-of-the-day, “Flaming Bag of Poo“: Londoners, get out your fire extinguishers!
Two activists were taken away by police after attempting to put out the torch with fire extinguishers. Martin Wyness and Ashley Darby were waiting with their equipment on the corner of Holland Park Avenue and Ladbroke Grove. In a statement, the pair said the relay was a propaganda campaign by China to cover its “appalling human rights record”.