[imc-sheffield] clown feature
againstthewar at totalserve.co.uk
Tue Jul 6 03:58:35 PDT 2004
I've written a feature on CIRCA activities this weekend. Will sort out
a photo and links to go with it shortly.
Is that OK with everyone? Are there any changes, corrections,
omissions, spelling, grammer that need to be sorted.
Insurgent Clowns on Patrol in Yorkshire
On Friday 2nd July CIRCA, the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army,
took to the streets of Leeds to make some fun action at the ridiculous
so-called hand over of power to Iraq. The first stop was the office of
Labour MP Hillary Benn who also is also the Minister for overseas
Unfortunately Mr Benn was not in his office that day and so after 15
minutes in the stairwell leading to his office the insurgent clowns
went outside and set up a 'clown checkpoint' outside the building.
After that the rebel army had some lunch and then dispersed only to
regroup sometime later at the recruitment centre for air force, army
and navy. About half the clowns set up their own recruitment table
outside centre whilst the half went inside entered and volunteered to
join up. Those inside showed off their skills with the feather duster
rifles and dogfighting with sherbet filled plastic aeroplanes and
balloon propelled rockets. But the army were not too impressed and
after while the clowns went outside to work on their own 'Join here'
stall. The recruitment centre then decided to close for the rest of
Two days later the clown army reappeared this time on the annual
Independence from America day at the illegal US listening base at
Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire. Here the clowns used a combination of
foolishness, mockery, mirth and love to lighten the atmosphere of the
over-policed demonstration and provided what one person said was the
'highlight of the day'.
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