US Army Base Broken Into, Covered in Pot Seeds
Protesters in Italy sowing the seeds of peace and love, apparently
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2014 11:18 AM CDT
A young man smokes a pipe at a rally calling for the legalization of marijuana, in Mexico City, Saturday, May 3, 2014.   (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

(Newser) – Peace and love, man: A group of anti-war Italians opposed to a US Army base in their midst broke into said Army base last week, where they planted about 200,000 marijuana seeds, reports Stars and Stripes. The NoDalMolin protest group posted video of members cutting through the fence at the Del Din base in Vicenza, then planting the pot seeds to send the message that the area should be "devoted to agriculture, horticulture, and the well-being and sociability of Vicenza." Rather hysterically, the group invites locals to partake in a "great harvest festival" come October. US officials say that the group wasn't targeting and didn't come close to ammunition stored at the base. (A similar gambit unrelated to the army proved successful last summer.)

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May 7, 2014 8:13 PM CDT
Here a break-in, there a break-in:
May 7, 2014 1:08 PM CDT
Vicenza is home to the 173rd Airborne which has never been based inside the U.S. We certainly add to their economy but Italians have never been worth a hoot in battle except back in Roman times.
May 7, 2014 12:45 PM CDT
Nice to know that we're still loved and welcomed as liberators 70 years after American blood was being shed . Time to close many of the bases before we are unceremoniously shown the door. We wore out our welcome in the Philippines and are being shoved towards the door in Okinawa. Close the bases and reduce the huge rentals on this real estate that we can live without