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Political Protest

POLITICIANS IN THE LINE OF FIRE.

What do political protesters do in your country? March? Write letters? Sing songs? In Britain, it’s traditional to throw things at politicians. The objective isn’t to hurt them but to humiliate them. Here are a few of the latest examples.

• In February 1998, Danbert Nobacon, from the band Chumbawumba, threw a bucket of ice-cold water over John Prescott (the then Deputy Prime Minister) at the Brit Awards ceremony. The attack was in protest at Labour’s treatment of strikingdockers in Liverpool.

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