Police,Protesters Fill Resorts for G-7 08/20 06:15
BIARRITZ, France (AP) -- French police are setting up checkpoints and
combing Atlantic beaches to secure the southwestern coast for world leaders
coming for the G-7 summit.
Protesters, too, are setting up camp in towns near the Spanish border to
prepare actions during the Aug. 24-26 gathering of major world democracies.
U.S. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron
and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy in the elegant
resort town of Biarritz.
Authorities are closing all air, train and road traffic to Biarritz to clear
the way for the leaders. That's frustrating local businesses at the height of
Europe's summer travel season.
Blocked from Biarritz, activists are planning events down the coast in
Hendaye and Urrugne, and in the Spanish town of Irun, to protest economic
injustice, climate change and other concerns.