Eco Protestor Puts Masks On China’s Terracotta Warriors – AFP

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A protester concerned about hangs surgical masks on two of the Terra Cotta warriors on display at ’s British Museum right around the time Hu Jintao was lecturing the 17th Party Congress delegates on the need environmentally-conscious economic growth:

Martin Wyness jumped over barriers to place the masks bearing the slogan “CO2 emission polluter” on the warriors, some 20 of whom have been on display at the British Museum since last month, the Evening Standard reported.

“I did it because I have got two children and I am very very concerned about the global inaction over climate change, particularly what is happening in China,” he told the paper, which printed pictures of the be-masked warriors. [Full Text]

No damage appears to have been done to the statues. Wyness, however, has been banned from the museum for life.

[Image: Terracotta warrior close-up in Xi’an, by Mary Harrsch via Flickr]


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