Police hunt poo protesters

Over the past year or so, German pranksters have placed miniature American flags in 2-3000 piles of dog excrement in public parks in what has been construed as a graphic protest against US policy in Iraq and, more recently, against Bush’s reelection. Police seek to catch the culprits red-handed (or… would it be brown?) even though “legal experts say there is no law against using faeces as a flag stand and the federal constitution is vague on the issue.” (Ananova)