Maine group holds rally on trade issues

Posted Nov. 30, 2009, at 2:09 p.m.
More then 30 people showed up for the Maine Fair Trade Campaign ralley in Bangor Monday morning.  The event marked the 10th anniversary of protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle, Washinton.  They later marched to the offices of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud to thank him for his sponsorship of The T.R.A.D.E. act and U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe to urge her to co-sponsor it. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)
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More then 30 people showed up for the Maine Fair Trade Campaign ralley in Bangor Monday morning. The event marked the 10th anniversary of protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle, Washinton. They later marched to the offices of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud to thank him for his sponsorship of The T.R.A.D.E. act and U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe to urge her to co-sponsor it. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

BANGOR, Maine — A Maine coalition that advocates on global trade issues held a rally in Bangor to mark the 10th anniversary of landmark protests at a World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle.

A push for new global trade talks collapsed this week in 1999 at a World Trade Organization ministerial session in Seattle, where 50,000 protesters took to the streets.

To mark the occasion, the Maine Fair Trade Campaign has organized a rally on Monday at West Market Square in Bangor.

For a complete story on the rally, pick up tomorrow’s Bangor Daily News or visit bangordailynews.com.

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