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Apple sues French protest group for endangering customers and employees

Another day, another lawsuit. But this it’s Apple that’s suing. French publication The Local reports that the tech giant has filed a lawsuit against the Attac activist group after about 100 of its supporters occupied the tech giant’s flagship store (pictured) in Paris last month, protesting alleged “wide-scale tax evasion” by the firm.

An Apple spokesman says that while the company respects the group’s right to expression, its recent actions have “put the security of our customers and employees at risk.” The Cupertino, California-based company is seeking 3,000 euros (approximately $3,600) from Attac, or the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens, and a court order barring the group from staging further protests in its stores, for which they would face a penalty of 150,000 euros.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.