Tuesday, October 11, 2005
The LA Times
has a funny piece about a band of subversive Parisian jokers terrorizing the SUV-driving population with deflated tires and mud-smeared windows. The group is non-violent and hopes to be considered non-vandal as well – they restrain their efforts to letting air out of tires without damaging them, and use mud to demonstrate the rough, 4x4 lifestyle the vehicles were meant for. Most local officials agree with their message if not their methods – there are already heavy taxes levied on the heavy vehicles, and an SUV ban has been proposed in the city.
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