Colorado student charged in ‘glitter bomb’ of Mitt Romney
A Colorado student faced misdemeanor charges on Wednesday for flinging glitter toward Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney in an increasingly frequent protest act some commentators say should be subject to prosecution.
The practice of “glitter bombing” has mainly been the domain of gay rights activists targeting Republican politicians and other public figures who oppose same-sex marriage.
University of Colorado Boulder student Peter Smith, 20, who faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted, said he has no regrets about his protest. (Photo: Ben Garvin/Getty Images; Craig Lassig/Reuters)