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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 4 April 2011)
A group in Adana wanting to protest the operation directed against Libya
tried to burn an American flag. But when the flag wouldn't burn one of the
women protestors took some nail polish from her handbag and used the
acetone from the nail polish to try to ignite the flag. The acetone was lit
with a cigarette lighter and caught fire, but only for a moment before going
Despite trying this technique a number of times, the result was unsuccessful.
At this point the group gave up shouting slogans to concentrate on the effort
to light the flag. After a long period of wrestling with the flag-lighting problem
some of the protestors began to say things like 'don't print flags from this kind
of paper ever again' and 'their flag doesn't burn.' One protestor lit the paper
on which the group's press release had been written and put the flag on top
of it, igniting the flag. Thanks to this arrangement of putting the flag on top of
a pile of papers the burning of the flag ensued.