Saturday, April 24, 2004

Dublin, Ireland: Authorities are on high alert for next weekends European Union summit. Although the possibility of an al-Qaeda terrorist attack is a concern politicians are demanding that anti-globalization protesters from other EU countries be stopped at the border. The summit is planned for April 30th-May 3rd. May 1st is an international workers holiday. The traditional London May Day Celebration has been cancelled and many participants are planning to attend the demonstrations in Dublin. Previous EU summits in Greece and Sweden have been subject to massive protests and violent clashes with police. In Sweden demonstrators were shot with live ammunition.