Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Israeli-Palestinian Protest - drummer

Is it a drumstick or an offensive weapon?

That was the question concerning police in the throes of supervising the very loud pro-Palestinian protest outside the Israeli Consulate last night.

(see previous blogs)

The protest was well underway with chanting supported by drumbeats when
suddenly, the police moved one of the drummers away from the crowd.

Ushering him to the back of the sidewalk they challenged him over his 'drumstick', a hammer-looking implement with claws.

'It's a drum mallet! A stick!' argued the drummer, carrying his large white plastic drum with him.

'A weapon!' said the first police officer.

'It's a hammer!' said a second police officer.

But after a few minutes, the police decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and he was left to continue his chant-leading drumbeats but with the head of the hammer wrapped in sticky tape.

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