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quote: “A Czech artist known for his anti-communist stance has floated a huge statue of a hand making an obscene gesture on Prague's main river.”
their: Daily Mail
their_title: Artist Gives Czech President a Giant Purple Finger
their_URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2470492/Prague-Czech-artist-David-Cerny-sends-giant-hand-making-obscene-gesture-river-ahead-elections.html
their_copy: David Cerny's none-too-subtle artwork was paraded days before parliamentary elections that could give the Communists a taste of power almost a quarter-century after they were ousted.
The artist's giant purple hand, extending an oversized middle finger, was placed on a pontoon on the Vltava river, near the famed Charles Bridge and facing Prague Castle, the seat of the presidency.
theirCTA: Read the full story here.
our_copy: In an odd way, this statue makes Prague, which is already an extremely beautiful and fascinating city, even more interesting. You can’t take away an artist’s need to express themselves, so better they do it in a creative and peaceful way.