Couldn't he have just dragged the remote?


MILAN, Italy (Reuters) -- British performance artist Mark McGowan dragged a television roped to his ear through Milan on Wednesday to protest against what he called excessive political control over the media in Italy and other countries.

His head bandaged to hold the rope, he said he was heading for the headquarters of Fininvest, the holding company of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

"I'm going to bring it down to Silvio," said McGowan, who scooted along on his backside through a central square, attracting puzzled looks from passers-by.

He said he had covered one kilometer (about a half mile) and had another three to go.