Anarchist fails in banana uprising

  • Posted on: 26 May 2007
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>Brussels - Belgian anarchist artist Jan Bucquoy failed on Monday to seize power in Belgium in his latest of three attempts to carry out a coup d'etat, the Belga news agency reported.

Bucquoy, an artist from Belgium's northern Flanders region, was brought in for questioning by two police officers after he planted a red and black flag bearing the image of a banana in the royal palace's garden.

Bucquoy famous for his cult comedy films and decapitating a statue of a former king in Brussels' renowned Grand-Place.</td><td><img title="To the barricades with our potassium sticks!" src="files/pictures/banana.jpg"></td></tr></table><!--break-->

He even tried to found a party called Banana in the past and proposed that top government jobs be handed out by lottery.

His attempt to seize the royal palace was hardly a secret plot as it was widely publicised on the Internet beforehand, but it was the latest since his last failed coup d'etat in May 2005. - Sapa-AFP