Monday, February 27, 2006

Pig eaters

Frankly, I think this is on a par with the Muhammad cartoons published in the rightwing Danish press (see also the comments to my earlier post at Majikthise).
More than 200 political activists defied a police ban to demonstrate here last week, scurrying across the Boulevard Saint Germain and under the plane trees of Place Maubert to engage in their forbidden action: eating "pig soup" in public.

With steaming bowls of the fragrant broth soon passing through the crowd, Odile Bonnivard, a secretary turned far-right firebrand, climbed atop a dark sedan with a megaphone in hand and led the crowd in a raucous chant: "We are all pig eaters! We are all pig eaters!"

"Identity soup," as the broth has come to be called, is one of the stranger manifestations of a grass-roots backlash against the multiculturalism that has spread through Europe over the past 20 years....


MT said...

Four legs good! Two legs baaaad!

Anyway, of all stunts possible, at least it's not the wurst.

helmut said...

Oh,Murky, you know this is tripe!

MT said...

It's ham-handed, I'll admit.