reported by activists in Sweden ("reklamfri stad" = "ad-free city"):
"There have been ongoing campaigns of ad busting in Uppsala, Sweden lately. We've noticed that the ad companies have a hard time keeping their ads tidy, especially when the glass has been broken. We are convinced that their business in Uppsala is currently extremely unprofitable, though when we're dealing with multinational corporations (JCDecaux and ClearChannel) the struggle has to be fought all over the world. Join it!
For the planet, people and all other animals. Love and rage!"
"... advertising presents an ideal image that few can live up to. It is not only the products sold, but the idea of the successful person. The viewer is prompted, through consumption, to fill the void that occurs when they do not recognize themselves in advertisements, to thereby balance the difference between himself and the ideal. The increased consumption is not only bad for the individual, but also for the environment.... To destroy advertising is a way to show that there is resistance, and that the situation can be changed. It is to take power and have a voice, something that in itself is gratifying."