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VIDEO: Protestor gets more fire than he bargained for

This demonstrator against same-sex marriage tried to make his point outside a corporate HQ. It didn’t go according to plan.

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YOU KNOW WHAT they say about never playing with fire?

This is an example of what can do wrong if someone plans a demonstration involving fire – and hasn’t really thought through the consequences.

Firstly, some background: in the US, since Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage, many corporations have taken open stances on whether people of the same gender should be allowed to marry.

While fast food chain Chick-fil-A have openly opposed any plans for same-sex marriage, other companies like Starbucks have supported any such moves – as has the Minneapolis-based food giant, General Mills.

Naturally enough, this has incited the ire of opponents to same-sex marriage – including the fellow in the video above, who ceremonially decided he’d set fire to a bowl of Cheerios, the company’s flagship brand, outside its HQ.

Suffice it to say: it didn’t go all that well.

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Gavan Reilly

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