December 27, 2008

Protesting snowmen show up at city hall

A group of protesting snowmen carrying signs like Snowpeople have rights made a brief appearance at city hall in Anchorage, Alaska, this week.

The 3-foot-high snowmen appeared Christmas Day, the Anchorage Daily News reported. By Friday morning, they had been removed and their signs placed in the trash.

The city has been going through a flap over Snowzilla, a supersized snowman created every winter since 2003 by Anchorage resident Billy Ray Powers. This year, the city enjoined Powers from building Snowzilla, but a 25-foot-high snowman appeared overnight on his property -- and he says it was the work of anonymous supporters.

Powers also denies being the creator of the snow protest. He said he did get a look at it Thursday and described the undersized snowmen as cute as can be.

Other signs carried by the snowmen included Heck no we won't go and Snowzilla needs a bailout.

City officials have said they do not plan to take any action against Snowzilla's latest incarnation until after the holidays.