For Want of a Sausage McMuffin, Solidarity Was Lost


AP reports from the front lines of the WTO protests in Hong Kong:

McDonald's, the very symbol of globalization, is used to having its windows broken during violent protests at WTO summits, but not in Hong Kong where one group met for breakfast Thursday.

Eight demonstrators ignored the anti-globalization message of their "Junk WTO" baseball caps and feasted on Sausage McMuffins as they planned how to get across their anti-capitalist message.

One protester attending the Hong Kong talks and on whom the irony might be lost was French militant farmer Jose Bove, who spent three months in jail after he helped demolish a partly built McDonald's outlet in southern France in 1999.