Protesters try to storm McDonald’s…

Protesters try to storm McDonald’s ahead of free trade talks in Ecuador

Indian activists and university students tried to storm a McDonald’s restaurant Wednesday in growing protests ahead of free trade talks scheduled for Friday.

The trade agreement would create a free trade zone in 2005 throughout the Americas. Proponents herald it as a way out of poverty in the hemisphere, but detractors say American and Canadian companies will use market access to crush Latin American competition.