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Experiments with truth: 6/18/09

greenpeacebudapest

Twelve Greenpeace activists were arrested in Budapest, Hungary for not obtaining a permit to protest in front of the Prime Minister's Office. The activists set up a green tent and brandished placards calling for the money from the sale of carbon emissions be used for environmental projects.

  • Four days of protest at the Rafah border crossing in Egypt have brought in 26 Egyptians and foreign nationals. Some have gone on hunger strike and vowed to stay camped out until the Egyptian side opens the border crossing to allow aid and family members through on a permanent basis.
  • A popular Italian restaurant chain in Wales is facing a boycott by Assembly workers amid claims it pays staff wages from customer tips.