Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Police Reveal All

Here's one of those stories that couldn't really be invented. Madrid's municipal police held a demonstration last week calling for better retirement conditions. All those years they spend sitting in their patrol cars takes its toll. As the demonstration began, a couple of hired strippers set about doing the job they were paid to do. At least they did until the protests of some of the demonstrators forced the performance to come to a premature end. The explanation offered for the surprising turn the demonstration had taken was that one of the organisers had requested "speakers" and the person on the receiving end of the message had heard "strippers". Why they were trying to organise the event in English has not been explained. Perhaps they were worried about being spied upon, this is Madrid after all.

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