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Update: The Food Liberation Army steals Ronald McDonald in Helsinki

February 3, 2011

This morning in the free paper Metro I was taken by the headline “Klovni viettin McDonald’sista” (Clown taken from McDonalds). Men posing as maintenance crew removed a statue of Ronald McDonald from the McDonalds in Ruoholahti (Helsinki) on Monday, January 31. They identified themselves as members of the Food Liberation Army. I nearly died laughing when I read the story, but of course being interested in issues related to food, consumer goods, chemicals and big business I wanted to know more. In doing a search for the Food Liberation Army, I found that another fellow blogging in Finland had posted the link to a YouTube video posted by the FLA yesterday. So here in full (and subtitled in English) the Food Liberation Army poses their questions to McDonalds.

Hats off to the FLA you’ve hit the nail on the head!

As of this writing it appears to have not been picked up by any of the bigger news media outlets in Finland. And even funnier, it is just being reported now…

Look for updates on this one!

Update (February 10, 2011) : Well it appears as though the culprits have been found. Helsinki Police conducted a search of some residences earlier this week and found Ruoholahti’s Ronald McDonald – unharmed… While this effort by the FLA has been put down, the YouTube video has been viewed more than 300,000 times according media reports.

Statement made.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 3, 2011 10:57 am

    Fan-tas-tic!!!! I love the way they are clearly in two minds about McD: “we hate you, but man, we love your burgers!” 😉

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