Strauss-Kahn bundled away from UK speech protests

By REUTERS
March 10, 2012 01:56

 
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LONDON - Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was bundled into the back of a police car to escape protesters after a speaking engagement at Britain's Cambridge University on Friday that angered women's rights activists.

About 150 demonstrators, waving banners and chanting "2, 4, 6, 8, no more violence, no more rape" had circled the Cambridge Union Society where Strauss-Kahn delivered a speech on globalization and the Eurozone to a select group of students.

As the French economist left, the angry crowd, shouting references to the New York hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, tried to scale 20-meter barricades guarded by police and security officers set up to protect him.

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