'Top Gear' Crew Attacked in Argentina
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
The host of the popular BBC television program "Top Gear" and other members of the crew have fled Argentina after being pelted with rocks by people who believed one of their cars had a license plate alluding to the Falklands War.The 'Top Gear' crew had one car which sported a license plate believed to reference the Falklands War. The Argentines believe the license plate was a provocation.
Officials said a crowd of about 50 people began hurling rocks at the BBC group Thursday as they drove in a caravan under police escort to the Chilean border with Argentina's southernmost province of Tierra del Fuego.
Host Jeremy Clarkson and the others were forced to abandon the cars in an area between Tolhuin and Rio Grande. One minor injury was reported and images by local newspapers showed broken windows and other damage to the cars, which were taken into police custody.