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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 4:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They used non-traditional arms, but definitely achieved their purpose.
La_sparky (La_sparky)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 4:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

they=a group of people?
if so, HAM?
HAF?
mixture of M and F?

Arms=weapons?
limbs?

Non-traditional arms=weapons other than guns or "normal weapons"?

Their=they

Did they want to achieve their purpose?

DId they achieve their purpose within an hour? day? week? month? year? century?

Was anyone hurt because of them? killed?
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 10:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there any war/battle involved? Protests? Sports?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 12:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

they=a group of people? Yes
if so, HAM?
HAF?
mixture of M and F? This

Arms=weapons? Yesish
limbs?

Non-traditional arms=weapons other than guns or "normal weapons"? Yesish

Their=they Yes

Did they want to achieve their purpose? Yes

DId they achieve their purpose within an hour? This-ish day? week? month? year? century?

Was anyone hurt because of them? killed? No to both

Is there any war/battle involved? Protests? This, mainly... Sports? ...and a Yope to this.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 12:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sports hooligans?

Location relevant? (If so, LTPF list of countries.) Time period relevant? (If so, LTPF list of centuries.)
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 2:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant how many are "they"? more than 10? than 50? than 100? than 1000?

Are they protesting in the streets? In a square? In front of some official building (government, parliament, etc.)? In a stadium? Or are they indoor? Relevant the exact place?

Any "known" sport competition relevant? Olympics? World cup?

The "yopishly" involved sport: soccer? Basketball? Bolleyball? Tennis? Baseball? Hockey? Football? Motoring?

Is this a real story? FYOI? FSEI?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sports hooligans? No

Location relevant? Yope (If so, LTPF list of countries.) England Time period relevant? Yes (If so, LTPF list of centuries.) 21st

Relevant how many are "they"? more than 10? than 50? than 100? than 1000? Unsure - assume a couple hundred. It doesn't really matter.

Are they protesting in the streets? In a square? In front of some official building This (government, parliament, etc.)? But not a government building In a stadium? Or are they indoor? No to rest Relevant the exact place? Yope

Any "known" sport competition relevant? Olympics? World cup? Yesish to this

The "yopishly" involved sport: soccer? This Basketball? Bolleyball? Tennis? Baseball? Hockey? Football? Motoring?

Is this a real story? This FYOI? FSEI?

I'm guessing a solve next post or two.
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the official building a soccer association seat? FIFA? UEFA? English League?

Their purpose is more related to: politics? sports? Sport rules? Sport administration? Sport results? Any official decision involved?

Relevant their nationality?

Long-shot: the unusual weapons, are they whistles?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the official building a soccer association seat? FIFA? UEFA? English League? None of these

Their purpose is more related to: politics? sports? Sport rules? Sport administration? Sport results? Any official decision involved? No to all

Relevant their nationality? No

Long-shot: the unusual weapons, are they whistles? No, but OTRT...think more World-Cup-related.
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ha, are they vuvuzelas? :-)

Is this the only link between the puzzle and the sport field? Or is there something else?

(I'm figuring 200 persons using vuvuzelas to protest against no matter what, must be really annoying...)
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 4:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ha, are they vuvuzelas? :-) Yep =D

Is this the only link between the puzzle and the sport field? Or is there something else? That's the only link to sports

(I'm figuring 200 persons using vuvuzelas to protest against no matter what, must be really annoying...) And since that was the lateral part...

**********SPOILER**********

On July 13 this past year, 100 people (I just looked that up) descended on BP's London headquarters, armed only with vuvuzelas, to protest the company's handling of the Gulf oil spill. Now, with 100 people armed with vuvuzelas, I'm sure they accomplished their goal - both getting the message out, and annoying BP.

Kudos go to Mattiel, who solved this, and to La_sparky and Jenburdoo, who asked good questions as well.

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