Anger at U.S. Boils Over at Climate Talks

Chief US negotiator hits in face with custard pie by protestors.

Published: 22-Nov-2000

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union dug deeper into opposing positions amid raucous scenes at U.N. climate talks on Wednesday as efforts to agree ways to fight global warming appeared stuck in low gear.

U.S. chief negotiator Frank Loy was hit in the face with a custard pie by a protester angry at what activists say is U.S. reluctance to do anything meaningful to fight global warming.

Scuffles broke out as over 20 British protesters burst into a room where a group of ministers were negotiating and shouted slogans demanding that the United States, the world's biggest producer of heat-trapping gases, do more to stop climate change.

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