Blowing a Hole in Lenin's Ass


As lute-playing, patchouli-stinking part-time revolutionaries

lay siege to the Royal Bank of Scotland, demanding the end of capitalism, the banking industry, and democracy, protesters in St. Petersburg (née Leningrad) have found a more worthy target:

One of Russia's most famous statues of Vladimir Lenin has been bombed, leaving the Bolshevik revolutionary with a gaping hole in his rear.

The bronze statue, in the city of St Petersburg, was badly damaged before dawn on Wednesday, when the blast blew a hole in Lenin's coat.

No-one was hurt in the attack, the motive for which was unknown.

As predicted, the "demands" of the G-20 protesters are slightly unfocused, but actor Russell Brand, who attended today's riot, thinks that battling the bobbies might reveal an alternative economic order: "I wonder what alternatives there are and I think [the protest] makes people cogent of them." I, for one, am certainly more "cogent" of the alternatives to capitialism after seeing Balclava-clad university students steal a printer from an insolvent bank.