Urban Guerilla Artists Claim Ownership Of Underground Paris Cinema

A clandestine group of “urban explorers” calling themselves La Mexicaine de la Perforation and which claims its mission is to “reclaim and transform disused city spaces for the creation of zones of expression for free and independent art” has claimed ownership of a cinema located in a cave under Paris. The place was discovered by puzzled police last week. “They (the police) freaked out completely. They called in the bomb squad, the sniffer dogs, army security, the anti-terrorist squad, the serious crimes unit. They said it was skinheads or subversives. They got it on to national TV news. They hadn’t a clue.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) - 09/12/04