Apple turns red over tax protests at its French stores


In an extraordinary move, American tech giant Apple this week applied before a Paris court for a three-year ban to be imposed on alter-globalisation group ATTAC from continuing with its recent demonstrations at the company’s stores in France in a campaign to denounce its tax-dodging practices. Mediapart economics and business correspondent Martine Orange was in court to follow the hearing which, she reports here, has above all served to further tarnish the iPhone maker's image.

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A Paris court on Monday heard a case brought by Apple against alter-globalisation group ATTAC in which it is seeking a three-year injunction to prevent the French-based militant organisation from holding demonstrations at its stores in France in a campaign to denounce tax-dodging by the US electronics and IT giant.