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E-rioters take on IMF

Computer game gives fat cats virtual thumping

Visitors to http://www.doupe.cz can do battle with head honchos from the IMF and World Bank without getting into fisticuffs with the Czech police.

E-rioters is a computer game which invites players to capture briefcase-wielding capitalist fat cats dressed in bowler hats.

As the game went live on a Czech website 20,000 non-virtual protesters battled with security forces in Prague during this week’s IMF conference.

During the game police chiefs sit on top of green tanks while banner waving anarchists launch
The game allows you to lob Molotov cocktails at police chiefs sitting on top of green tanks without any danger of arrest.

Accompanied by thumping techno music the game splashes anti-IMF banners across the screen as the player tries to avoid capture.


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