Wales: Arrests at store protest language policy

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Sun Jan 28 16:22:43 UTC 2007

 Arrests at store language protest

Three people have been arrested during a protest in Bangor, Gwynedd, by
the Welsh Language Society, Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg.  It was the
latest in a series of protests by the group, calling for a new Welsh
Language Act. They targeted the Morrisons supermarket in the north Wales
town, to protest against the lack of bilingual signs. North Wales Police
confirmed three people have been arrested in Bangor for minor criminal
damage offences.

The three were arrested after posters were fixed to the Morrisons store in
Upper Bangor during the protest. The society said demonstrators gathered
in the city centre and then marched to stage a sit-in at the supermarket's
entrance. A spokeswoman said they were angry that Morrisons had failed to
implement Welsh language policy at its Welsh stores. The BBC has asked the
supermarket for comment.

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