Colourful protests greet WTO talks in Hong Kong

13 December, 2005
HONG KONG (AFP) - Thousands of anti-globalization activists marched through Hong Kong watched by a huge security operation aimed at preventing a repeat of violence that has rocked previous WTO meetings.

Demonstrators from international unions, non-governmental organisations and political parties chanted slogans and waved colourful banners as they took to the streets in a protest coinciding with the start of the World Trade Organisation's ministerial meeting.

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