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    Maybe Gary Green took it out on a date.
     
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    In belgium a few years ago there was the GGLF Garden Gnome Liberation Front.

    Hundreds all over Europe were missing and showed up on the steps of a church in Antwerp. Scared the pastor. We also did a film about gnomes come to life called "Under The Fence" for the Dreamworks film festival a few years ago.

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    April 13, 2000
    Web posted at: 8:25 a.m. EDT (1225 GMT)

    PARIS -- The dormant Garden Gnome Liberation Front has sprung back to life, stealing about 20 gnomes during a nighttime raid on a Paris exhibition.

    "We demand ... that garden gnomes are no longer ridiculed and that they be released into their natural habitat," the Front's Paris wing said in a statement following its weekend strike.

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    France's first garden gnome exhibition in the exclusive Bagatelle park on the outskirts of the capital opened last month and has been a hit with the public as chic Parisians develop a taste for kitsch culture.

    The Garden Gnome Liberation Front vanished from the public eye in 1997 after a northern French court handed its ringleader a suspended prison sentence and fined him for his part in the disappearance of around 150 gnomes.

    The only suspected sighting of the organization since then was a mass suicide of gnomes at Briey in eastern France in September 1998, when 11 of them were found dangling by their necks under a bridge.

    A letter found nearby said: "When you read these few words we will no longer be part of your selfish world, where we serve merely as pretty decoration."

    Now, the sight of 2,000 of the gaudy, colorful creatures dotted around the Bagatelle gardens has clearly proved too big a temptation for the group to avoid.

    It warned that it would strike again unless the show was closed and all the gnomes released.

    Organizers told the daily Le Parisien that they had no intention of bowing to the Front's demands.
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    Garden gnomes gather for freedom
    July 11, 2001 Posted: 2:50 PM EDT (1850 GMT)






    STRASBOURG, France - More than 100 garden gnomes and other statues have been found assembled on a roundabout in eastern France, a police spokesman said.

    Some were set up to spell out "Free the Gnomes," leading police to believe that the prank culprits are members of a group known as the Garden Gnome Liberation Front .

    Residents around the town of Chavelot reported the miniatures stolen the night before. Soon after they were found set up on the roundabout.

    The spokesman said: "It was a bit like a giant creche. Everything had been carefully set up."

    The group, which advocates "freeing" gnomes and "returning them to the wild," gained public attention in the 1990s.

    But after a ringleader was fined and sent to prison in 1997 for his part in the disappearance of 150 gnomes, the group faded from the limelight.

    In 1998 it came back into the public eye after staging a mass "suicide" with 11 gnomes dangling by their necks under a bridge at Briey in eastern France.

    A letter found nearby said: "When you read these few words we will no longer be part of your selfish world, where we serve merely as pretty decoration."

    A Paris garden exhibition was the group's target last year, where they stole about 20 gnomes during a night raid.
     

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