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Argentina Mob Burns British Flag, Queen in Effigy

Monday, 09 Sep 2013 03:28 PM

By Joel Himelfarb

An anti-British mob burned Queen Elizabeth in effigy over the weekend in Buenos Aires at an international meeting to decide who will host the 2020 Olympics.
At the meeting, attended by the Queen’s daughter Princess Anne, Argentinean militants also torched the Union Flag and referred to Anne as “the little pirate princess.”
Te protest group, known as Quebracho, which thinks Britain should surrender the Falklands to Argentina, led riots last year against the British Embassy when Prince William was on duty as a Royal Air Force Search and Rescue helicopter pilot in the Falklands, the British website The Express newspaper reported.
They also burnt an effigy of a British soldier outside the embassy and daubed slogans on British banks.
A statement last week from Quebracho said that “when the pirate Charles came in 1999, or when in 2012, as part of a campaign that we began to mark the 30 years of the Falklands War, we condemned Prince William, who in a manner that was seen as impetuous and defiant by Argentines, decided to visit the Falklands, we are receiving the little Princess Anne as she deserves.”
“The little pirate princess is coming — Anne of England, sister of Charles, daughter of Elizabeth II, the Queen who ordered the attack on the Falklands in 1982,” it added. “She thinks she can pass through Argentina as if nothing ever happened, but we will be waiting for her.”
Princess Anne, a member of the IOC, is the first member of the Royal Family to pay a visit to Argentina in 14 years.

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