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Turning the tables on police?

Lonnie! Where you goin' with my good table?

Nowhere, Ma!

Lonnie, I'm not stupid! You're strappin' my good table to yer car!

Okay, Jeez! I'm takin' it down to our protest today, to throw it at the police.

Yikes, Lonnie! Throwin' a heavy table at the cops? What are you protesting?

Police brutality, Ma.

But I NEED my table, Lon! It's canasta night!

Don't worry, I'm pretty sure it's a deductible political donation. Plus, I wrote your name and address on the bottom.

Oh, you're a good son, Lonnie!

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A protester throws a table at the police during an annual march against police brutality in downtown Montreal March 15, 2009. REUTERS/ Christinne Muschi

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Those moving medal moments…

Isinbayeva on the podiumRemember the Black Power salutes from the podium in Mexico 1968?

The 2008 Beijing Olympics medal ceremonies might not produce anything to match that, but there has been no shortage of drama so far.

In the full emotional spectrum, we have had:

Anger - Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian stormed off the podium to dump his bronze on the mat in a protest against referees.