Sunday, October 24, 2010

This Week in the news in Brighton

The strikes and protests in France are getting all the headlines, while protests occuring elsewhere do not make the international news.  I am hereby doing my part to address this problem. 

Headline from the Brighton Argus Friday 22 Oct: 

Two Arrested After Protesters Glue Themselves to a Bank.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass and criminal damage, after two protesters glued themselves to the doors of RBS bank in North Road, Brighton.
The protesters each glued one hand to either side of a doorframe and linked their hands to create a human barrier at 3.10pm on Wednesday 13 October.
Detective Rex Petty said: "The protesters' barrier prevented people leaving and disrupted the work of the bank, upsetting both staff and customers.
"The pair left after a customer barged past the couple, who unwittingly caused the protesters' skin to be left on the doorframe.
"I am keen to trace this man, as he may be able to provide further evidence. Anyone who was in the bank at the time of the offence who has yet to speak to us is urged to come forward."
A 27-year-old man from Manchester and a 22-year-old woman of no fixed address were arrested two hours later at Brighton railway station. They have been released on bail until 11 November.


Vivi said...

Should not the text end, "A 27-year-old man with no left palm nor finger prints from Manchester and a 22-year-old woman with no right palm or finger prints of no fixed address were arrested..."

I don't know whether to shout with laughter, or shudder in sympathetic misery, at the moment that disgruntled customer pushed his way past the well-meaning protesters. Seems as British as The Bower of Agonized Sighs of Laughter is Chinese.

Samantha said...

I am laughing. Clearly they did not think though the possible consequences.