Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Protestor Banned from the British Museum
Great story! Terracotta eco-warrior Andrew Hough, Evening Standard15.10.07 An eco-protester breached security at the British Museum to put face masks on exhibits from the Chinese Terracotta Army. The man jumped barriers to place the masks bearing the slogan "CO2 emission polluter" on two of the life-sized figures to highlight China's poor pollution record. Security guards intervened after they were alerted by other visitors. Martin Wyness, 49, was dragged away from the 2,200-year-old exhibits and has been banned for life from visiting the museum. A Chinese official who travelled with the exhibits was inspecting the soldiers to see if they have been damaged.