17 Comments Published by jonz on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 2:45 PM.
Love the signs. I got hold of the flag after being told no national flags were allowed to be waved in the square. Naturally, I said bollocks to that, and waved like a maniac on whisky.
Well I must say, it was a fantastic day, met a bunch of just really damn good people! I will link to their websites when I'm not quite so hungover.
We got followed into the pub however by a bunch of Muslim kids, and tried to rip up the courageous fellow blogger's excellent Toonopobia sign. I came outside the pub, and shouted out "FREEDOM OF SPEECH!" as they was walking away. They went nuts, came back, and I thought oh fuck, it's really gonna kick off now! They were so angry, as was I. I was ready to deck them to be honest! One of them said "fuck you, your mum and your family", I just replied, "freedom of speech, mate". The police were called, but by that time the mob had scarpered.
Here's police. Photographing the good people braving the weather for that little thing known as freedom of speech.
Check out these links. Oh and I made a some Infidels proud!
I also met Alan Rickman in the pub! Had a 5 minute conversation with the guy about a play he's directing about Rachel Corrie. I was a little worse for wear, but I told me a porky that Rachel Corrie never burned the American flag... which is bollocks because here's a picture of her burning... a homemade US flag.