24 April - 1 May 1996

Each week McSpotlight will bring you the latest news on worldwide protests and campaigning events against McDonald's and other multinationals.

McManager boasts of cars and qualifications

April 1996,
Nottingham, UK

Veggies in Nottingham are organising monthly pickets of the McDonald's store in Clumber Street. One of the managers regularly comes out during the pickets to shout jibes at the protesters.

Past gems have included:
"I've got more money than you lot put together."
"I've got a Rover and I shop at Topman."
"I've got more qualifications than you know about."

If you wish to see the manager in action, contact Veggies, 180 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3HW, Tel 0115 9585666.

Hose to you, Ronald

30 April 1996,
Dunedin, New Zealand

At the opening of the third McDonald's store in Dunedin, a small group of protesters gathered. Braving cold rain and wind, the group stood around the entrance for an hour after the store opened, distributing "What's Wrong With McDonald's" leaflets.

Senior management and invited guests were visibly annoyed. Although it was raining, McDonald's turned on garden sprinklers in an attempt to keep protesters at bay. Braving rain and sprinklers, another group returned at lunch time to distribute leaflets.

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