Fellow travellers, as you all know I abhor violence. However, here is one event in which it is justified: A troupe of monkeys trained in martial arts have used these very techniques on their trainer!

What they were protesting is not clear. But I suspect that with the Copenhagen conference in full swing, they were raising awareness of climate change; telling those watching that Gaia would revolt spectacularly if we did not show respect to Her and make a global deal to end all greenhouse gas emissions.

And the event did occur in China, which was significant. That nation is fast becoming a major polluter, building 5 new coal fired power stations every week! Let's hope the people witnessing the brave attack first hand and reading about it in the media made the connection.