Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Bahrain bans Guy Fawkes masks



So Bahrain bans the import of the eponymous masks made famous by the graphic novel and movie 'V for Vendetta'. This ridiculous measure merely highlights the power that these symbols have gained through the recent activities of the Occupy movement and the Starbucks tax protests.

No coverage from the BBC at this point. Presumably there exists some double standard whereby the most absurd autocratic acts can be excused so long as they are performed by allies of the UK and America.

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