here is an amateur video, without sound, of an event that took place last week in rome on the spanish steps.
graziano cecchini, according to the bbc, "said he had done it to raise the profile of Burma and the Karen people." they then tell us that "The Karen are a minority who have fought for an independent state since 1949, and accuse the military junta of ethnic cleansing."
here is the story. i am particularly amused at the image of uniformed police running round with dustpans and brushes trying to catch the little plastic balls. i have absolutely no idea of what the current crime rate is in rome.