Friday 19 December 2008

Flemish Liberation Army Against Freedom

Another excellent firework safety campaign this year. This is just one of the videos. The website for "FLAAF" can be found here:

The whole lot of the videos can be seen here:

The Dutch go completely bananas with fireworks at New Year. There were more fireworks being let off here than I've ever seen in my entire life before now. I couldn't see the road from our house for smoke. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there are quite a few injuries resulting from this, and more so when people import extra powerful and sometimes illegal fireworks.

The campaign this year is "Flemish" because one of the biggest problems at the moment is that you can legally buy more powerful fireworks in Belgium than in the Netherlands. Some of them are shoddily made with much shorter fuses than they should have.

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