Video: Allan Harding MacKay destroys four original artworks in protest at the Harper government
Well, he did it.
Acclaimed Canadian war artist Allan Harding MacKay followed through with his "art action" protest and destroyed four original works of art yesterday on Parliament Hill. That brings the total of artworks he has destroyed to five: MacKay had already ripped up one piece live on CBC television the night before.
MacKay undertook the destruction of the artworks, which are based on time spent with the Department of National Defense in Somalia and Afghanistan, to protest what he called "the Harper-led Conservative government's abuse of power."
Here is the video of his protest, which unfortunately was overshadowed by the pro-life movement's annual March for Life rally.