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Friday, January 2, 2009

Thousands of shoes tie up Miami freeway traffic

MIAMI (AP) — State troopers are looking for a charity to take thousands of shoes that were dumped on a Miami expressway, tying up rush hour traffic. Lt. Pat Santangelo says the Florida Highway Patrol received a call about the shoes Friday morning.

Santangelo says he's not sure where the shoes came from. There were no signs of a crash and no one stopped to claim them. He says he hopes someone will take them because he doesn't want to send them to the dump.

Workers using a front-end loader and a dump truck were able to quickly clear at least one lane by sweeping all the shoes to shoulder, but delays were expected until they could all be removed.

3 comments:

  1. "Tens of thousands of protesters showed their anger at the Israeli bombing of Gaza today in a series of rallies across the UK that included throwing shoes at the gates of Downing Street.

    "More than a
    thousands pairs of footwear
    were thrown by protesters marching down Whitehall."

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  2. Wonder if this new form of protest will last?

    "SARAJEVO (AFP) — A few hundred Bosnians on Saturday vented their spleen at political leaders in a shoe-throwing protest in Sarajevo inspired by an Iraqi journalist's footwear attack on George W. Bush."

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gE3hQ2FxqSc7RbQDi2CwCmRR3n3g

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  3. I'm tempted to say that this form of expression has legs: Don't forget that the Canadian shore was riddled with shoes well before Bush.

    See: Sixth Foot Ashore.

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