It seems a protester (apparently in France?) decided that supergluing himself to the road wasn’t good enough. (He may have been assisted in coming to that conclusion by what happened to a previous protester who did that.) Be that as it may, he affixed himself to the road surface with instant cement. The police appeared to show somewhat more restraint in removing it (and him) than they did in the previous incident . . .
Follow the link to read comments from others about the
idiot demonstrator. Personally, I’d have left him/her there, put a couple of traffic cones around him/her, and let the traffic flow. A few eighteen-wheelers passing very close, spraying road dust, bits of gravel and diesel exhaust, might have a more salutary deterrent effect than a fine!
(Or, as one commenter said: “Trade the chisel for a bone saw and you’ll never have the issue again.”)
A tip o’ the hat to Australian reader Andrew for sending me the link to that story.