KENNESAW, Ga. -- About 100 residents of Kennesaw, the town that requires its citizens to own guns, burned Brie cheese, French-made jeans and even french fries and onion dip to protest France's refusal to let U.S. planes use its airspace en route to bombing Libya.
'With Allies Like This, Who Needs Enemies,' read one sign carried by the protesters, who built a massive bonfire and burned all things French.
Police Chief Dwaine Wilson termed Friday's protest 'a little different,' even for a town that requires its citizens to own guns.
Earl and Beverly Nobles took the day off from work to attend the demonstration. They burned a pair of Bonjour jeans and a picture of France.
'What France did this week was very uncalled for because they let those terrorists move at will through their country, it seems,' said Bill McBrayer, a World War II veteran.
'It's a nice way for us to stand up and be counted as Americans,' said Neil McGinley, program director for radio station WPLO, sponsor of the demonstration.
Also tossed on the fire were some frilly French lingerie and some peanuts. The peanuts were burned to show displeasure with former President Jimmy Carter's criticism of the bombing raid.