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Protesters drop golden turd by Athens embassy

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09:53 CEST+02:00
Ten German protesters were arrested in Athens on Thursday after leaving a giant golden turd on the doorstep of the Berlin embassy in the Greek capital.

The protesters, members of a political-artistic collective, topped their offering off with a huge photo of the German national emblem – the eagle – that had the head of Chancellor Angela Merkel and very large breasts.

The model was a lifelike replica of a curled turd- several feet tall and covered in gold paper.

Greek police soon arrested ten of the 13-strong group and confiscated their fake faeces, local online English-language newspaper Greek Reporter said.

Three photographers were also briefly detained at the demonstration.

The Germans' protest was directed against what they said was Berlin's "neoliberal EU policy". In a statement published before the arrest they denounced Germany's role in enforcing strict spending rules on struggling Greece.

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