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ECB President Trichet Interrupted, Booed During Berlin Speech

October 24, 2011

Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet was interrupted during a speech at a university in Berlin today and booed by people in the audience.

A woman began shouting as Trichet spoke in an auditorium at the Humboldt University, causing him to stop speaking briefly before resuming. Banners were held up by students in the audience reading “no more money for the banks” and “say no to debt tyranny,” and boos were heard during applause at the end of Trichet’s speech. Trichet’s eight-year term ends on Oct. 31.

--Editors: Matthew Brockett, Simone Meier

To contact the reporters on this story: Jeff Black in Frankfurt at jblack25@bloomberg.net; Rainer Buergin in Berlin at rbuergin1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at cstirling1@bloomberg.net


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