Tuesday, 9 February 2016

"Violent puppet show sparks apology, but jailing puppets was wrong, says Madrid mayor"

From CBC News:

Madrid city hall apologized Monday to parents for exposing their children to a violent puppet show, but says jailing the puppets for allegedly praising terrorism was disproportionate.

Puppets "The Witch" and "Don Cristobal" were impounded without possibility of bail on Friday for using a sign saying, "Long Live Alka ETA," in a word-play reference to Spain's armed Basque group ETA and al-Qaida.

The satirical theatre piece entitled "The Witch and Don Cristobal", also featured the hanging of a judge's effigy, the stabbing of a nun with a crucifix and police beatings, prompting parents attending with children to complain. The show was commissioned by the city as part of Carnival celebrations.

Kermit and Sooty are spearheading a campaign for the pair's release.


DBC Reed said...

Punch and Judy watch out: features marital violence and an amusing scene where a policeman is tricked into being hanged.The appearance of a crocodile in this context is entirely plausible.

Derek said...

My thoughts, exactly, DBCR. This show sounds like Punch and Judy meets Guy Fawkes. Bet the children loved it!