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Chiefly in:   sparkle protests (etc.)

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • The much criticised bi-annual DSEi (Europe’s largest arms fair) ran from 13-16th September in London, sparkling protests in and around the East End docklands and other parts of the UK. (Indymedia, Sep 17, 2005)
  • Already twenty years ago his first real film Luger sparkled controversy, because of van Gogh’s cruelty to animals. (Militant Islam, December 6, 2004)
  • The Supreme Court recently ruled that those who prescribe or take medicinal marijuana can be prosecuted under federal law. That decision sparkled protests from many, including Nashua Telegraph columnist Stacy Milbouer, who in her recent column admits to smoking marijuana for medical reasons. (Here & Now, June 28, 2005)
  • The killing sparkled a series of violent incidents, as hundredsof agitated demonstrators smashed some passing vehicles, torched carriages of a train, uprooted rail tracks, set fire to a cinema hall, vandalized shops amid conflicts with police in Tongi. (People's Daily Online (China), May 08, 2004)
  • Fears of a repeat of the chaos of five years ago have already sparkled a wave of panic buying at petrol stations across the UK. (This Is Money (UK), Sep 14, 2005)

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| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/09/20 |

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