April 5, 2006

Want to see me flip out?

Filed under: idiots, government — Alex @ 10:08 pm

London, April 5 (AFP): Harraj Mann’s choice of music led the India-born Briton to be hauled off a London-bound plane last week.The Clash

The 23-year-old played London’s Calling by The Clash and Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song on the stereo of a taxi he had taken to Durham Tees Valley airport in northern England.

Mann soon began singing along and the taxi driver grew suspicious when he heard the lyrics carefully — one of them declared Now war is declared and battle come down. He alerted police as soon as they reached the airport.

Two officers boarded Mann’s flight shortly before take-off on Thursday.

“I got frog-marched off the plane in front of everyone, got my bags searched, (was) asked every question you can think of,” Mann, a mobile phone salesman, told the local daily Hartlepool Mail on Monday. “I was being held for questioning under the terrorism act.”

By the time Mann was set free, his plane had left.

“He (the driver) didn’t like Led Zeppelin or The Clash, but I don’t think there was any need to tell the police,” a stung Mann told the Daily Mirror.

Alex Says:  Uh, no.  This aggression will not stand.  That cabbie better watch his back, because if I were Mr. Mann (snicker), I'd be comin' for him.

Can I get in on his lawsuit for wrongful detention?  Can we make it a class action?

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