Friday, June 04, 2004

"Land of the free"

A university student mounted a protest outside a US Armed Forces Recruiting Centre in Boston, dressed as a hooded Iraqi prisoner and standing on a box... and got arrested. The charge? Making a hoax bomb threat. People might have thought he was a terrorist, you see.

Yet another example of the way the "war on terror" is undermining the very freedoms it is supposedly being fought to protect.

Update: Boston IndyMedia seems to have died under the load after being linked by Kos. I've mirrored the photo, and the stories are cached here and here.