Tuesday, December 13, 2005

French protester Bové freed for WTO meeting

José Bové, an antiglobalization protester who demolished a McDonald’s in France in 1999, was detained by immigration officials in Hong Kong. WTO's director general, a Frenchman, and the French Consulate intervened and Bové was released. Bove has a criminal record, he has been barred from visiting summits in the United States and Canada in the past.

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