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Hawaii:Anti-APEC demonstrations in Honolulu

Monday, November 14, 2011

Laaska News  Nov. 14,2011

Hundreds of protesters have marched against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday.

A total of about 400 people rallied at a park and also at Waikiki beach in Honolulu.

Around 20 demonstrators entered the sea at Waikiki carrying an anti-APEC banner.

They spoke to tourists on the beach accusing APEC of discussing streamlining the economy and only considering the benefits to large companies. They also claimed that the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement will not promote fair trade or benefit ordinary people.

No major disruption was reported as police were stationed around the demonstration venues.

Laaska News.