Middle East protestors claim making effigies of anonymous filmmaker is “proving tricky”
SANA’A: Hundreds of demonstrators who have taken to the streets across Libya, Yemen and Egypt over the past few days have complained that their ability to protest is being hampered by creative issues surrounding the subject matter.
At the centre of the storm is controversial YouTube clip The Innocence of Muslims, which has seen angry region-wide reaction. But with the film’s producers still remaining something of a mystery, effigy makers claim they’re having a hard time working around the issue.
“This is the perfect opprtounity for a bit of effigy burning,” said Bruno Winkler in Sana’a yesterday. “But what do you burn for an anonymous filmmaker, a video camera with a question mark in the middle?”
In Benghazi, Libyan effigy burning fan Bridget Horatio-Nelson claimed the problem was one she’d never encountered before.
“With Gaddafi last year it was easy, but so far this time I’ve had to burn an effigy of the YouTube logo, a director’s chair and Michael Bay. It’s a complete joke.”
Horatio-Nelson called on the producers of the film to reveal themselves, “ideally with a hi-res photo that we can print and stick on the face of a life-size wooden doll or something”.