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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Rent-a-ranter

I should be up in arms about this – outrageous sale of the concept of democracy, corporatisation of free speech, disturbing lack of political passion in modern society, and so on – but tragically, I just find it funny:

‘Young, good-looking, and available for around 150 euros (£100), more than 300 would-be protesters are marketing themselves on a German rental website. They feature next to cars, DVDs, office furniture and holiday homes…Their descriptions read like those on a dating site.
Next to a black and white posed picture, Melanie lists her details from her jeans size to her shoe size and tells potential protest organisers that she is willing to be deployed up to 100km around Berlin. Six hours of Melanie bearing your banner or shouting your slogan will set you back 145 euros.’

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