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Rome's Trevi Fountain Dyed Red by Right-Wing Extremist


The waters in Rome's Trevi Fountain were dyed red by an assailant police later identified as Graziano Cecchini, an "extreme-right sympathizer," according to the Associated Press.

Undertaken in broad daylight in front of dozens of tourists, Cecchini apparently threw the dye into the fountain along with the can it was carried in and fled, but was captured on closed-circuit cameras:

"Police found leaflets near the fountain signed by a right-wing group claiming responsibility for the act. The leaflets said the red paint was a protest for expenses incurred in organizing the Rome Film Festival and symbolically referred to the event's red carpet. Experts cleaned the fountain in a few hours and said the baroque monument, with marble statues depicting the sea deity Neptune on his chariot, had not been permanently damaged."

Gyllenspoon were photographed eyeing the monument on their "first public outing" as well but apparently missed the event.


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  1. Most protests make at least a little bit of sense. This is just pure nutjob crap.

    Posted by: Paul | Oct 24, 2007 6:08:38 PM

  2. And the difference with Banksy is??

    Posted by: anon ( | Oct 24, 2007 6:15:27 PM

  3. I don't think Reese and beautiful Jake are actually at Trevi Fountain - the fountain that Jake is oogling appears to be in Piazza Navona..

    Posted by: Steven | Oct 24, 2007 6:41:22 PM

  4. Good eye, Steven! That is indeed Moor Fountain in Piazza Navona,

    What I find interesting is that the triton shown in the pic is actually BEHIND the nude central figure in the fountain
    So it appears that Jakey-poo is looking up and checking out the guy's ass. LOL

    Posted by: Gregg | Oct 24, 2007 8:01:18 PM

  5. Meanwhile, across town, Mika and Banksy inspected local cannelloni...

    Posted by: Becks07 | Oct 24, 2007 8:26:18 PM

  6. Perhaps we could commandeer their little piece of street theatre in the name of all the blood of those gay and lesbian victims of the Church and Italian fascism. Or just have a nice espresso and watch the cwazy tourists as they ogle it.

    Posted by: circuitmouse | Oct 24, 2007 8:38:10 PM

  7. Rendition must be doing real bad.

    Posted by: A.J | Oct 25, 2007 9:09:58 AM

  8. Long Live This Art!!

    The Dadists, the Futurist, the Situationist, the Banaliste, the Lettrists, the Anarchist and all who work today for the love of disrupting bourgeois life and art. Long Live Ralph Rumney!! who had a project to dye the Venice Lagoon a bright green to see how people reacted and to study the flow and stagnation of the water.

    Long Live This Art!!!
    Long Live this continuing Revolution in Art in all its forms today!!

    Posted by: Richard | Oct 25, 2007 11:10:52 AM

  9. What the hell is Reese doing with my boo?? I thought I asked her to stay the heck away from him!!

    Posted by: Shabaka | Oct 25, 2007 2:34:22 PM

  10. I do believe they were there promoting the movie maybe there is hope for my bf Jake and I after all?!?

    Posted by: sean | Oct 28, 2007 1:08:09 AM

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