Hundreds Picket Pirate Bay Verdict In Best-Costumed Political Protest Ever

In Sweden, hundreds of young people are dressing as pirates and waving the Jolly Roger flag in protest of the guilty verdict handed down to the Pirate Bay's siterunners. Sweden gets the best protests.

The protest is led by led by Sweden's Pirate Party, a political organisation not officially affiliated with the Pirate Bay but whose interests coincide nicely: The day after the verdict, the Pirate Party's membership grew by 20%. Party chairman Rickard Falkvinge rallied the protesters in downtown Stockholm, saying, "The establishment and the politicians have declared war against our whole generation."

There has been as yet no word detailing precisely how many of the protesters just wanted to wear bandannas and yell "Arr!" [AP]

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