Peoples' push keeping the clown out of town
Arms have been laid down in the battle between a fast-food giant and residents of a small town in Victoria.
Legal action had been taken by prominent restaurant chain McDonald’s against protestors from the town of Tecoma, who had made efforts to halt the construction of a new outlet.
The protestors have been fighting the purveyor of fatty foods since the building application was lodged in 2011. The fight went on so long the opponents organised into a formal group called Burger Off and undertook sit-ins, flash-mobs and even travelled to McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago.
Now both sides appear to have reached an agreement after McDonald's took out a court injunction against eight Burger Off members. The burger vendors accused the protestors of acting together to trespass and create a nuisance.
Reports say mediation talks were conducted and legal actions have been dropped. The remediation of the matter must still be approved by a judge.