Greenpeace members hung a giant puppet of the visiting
Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, from a Wellington cinema yesterday
in protest against his support for war on Iraq. The puppet was dangled
from the fingers of a giant Gollum, a character in Lord Of The Rings:
The Twin Towers, that sits on top of the building. “John Howard … has
sent troops to the Middle East in support of what would be an illegal
and unprecedented strike against Iraq,” Greenpeace said in a statement.
“He has shown himself to be nothing more than a puppet of the US Government.”