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Ballooning dispute: America’s giant inflatable rats under attack

27 December 2019   |   11:36 am
Eye-catching creatures are regularly popping up in cities all over the United States: giant inflatable rats. These balloons are used by unions to publicize labor disputes - and they are facing extermination.


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