14 September 2000
French campaigner fights jail term

By FWi staff

FRENCH farmer and anti-globalisation protester Jose Bove has been sentenced to three months in prison for attacking a McDonalds restaurant.

Passing sentence the court in Millau, Mr Boves home town, said the sheep farmer had been guilty of a criminal act which must be punished.

Mr Bove said he would appeal against the sentence which was in excess of the one month demanded by the prosecution.

He is currently under an eight-month suspended sentence for destroying a genetically modified crop and will remain free pending the appeal, reports The Times.