Maine group holds rally on trade issues

Posted Nov. 30, 2009, at 2:09 p.m.

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