Protest fear forces World Bank switch

SPAIN - The World Bank has decided to hold an annual development conference in cyberspace after protesters threatened to disrupt the event.

The meeting, which was scheduled to take place in Barcelona, is the latest casualty of the wave of anti-globalisation protests which have swept Europe and the US in recent years.

Jean-Christophe Bas of the World Bank said that there were fears that a counter summit planned by French and Spanish protesters - which was to include a public trial of the World B

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