BACK TO DNC PROTEST
I first saw this puppet during one of the week's mass demonstrations,
it instantly introduced humor into an environment that was quite tense.
Thousands of riot police were blocking every side street along this
particular march route... they were dressed for combat and heavily armed.
Suddenly the demonstration turned a corner and there stood this enormous
few yards behind it stood the real riot police... but somehow
this papier mache officer made everyone feel less threatened and the
marching protesters broke out in laughter and smiles. The creators of
this huge puppet made it's pepper spray canister fully functional...
it actually sprayed a stream of water, and as the huge crowd passed
by, the puppet would shoot spurts of water at the demonstrators!
by Mark Vallen ©