1/2 a Million Balls Roll Down The Spanish Steps

TV cameras filmed half a million colored balls cascading down Rome’s 18th Century – Spanish Steps, in the most recent stunt by the man who dyed the waters of the Trevi Fountain red, Graziano Cecchini. The balls rolled down the steps into the boat-shaped Barcaccia fountain in Piazza di Spagna below in a spectacle that stunned passers-by, who snapped photos and scooped up the balls as souvenirs.

The municiple police briefly cordon off the area whilst street cleaners shoveled the balls into garbage trucks while Mr Cecchini and his three accomplices were arrested once again – the stunt cost Cecchini close to $30,000. The guerilla artist told the Italian press the stunt “represented a lie told by a politician”.

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