Danes see bomb threat in French cooking oil

13th December 2009, Comments 0 comments

A French group which advocates the use of cooking oil to run vehicles had its novel fuel confiscated by Danish police on the ground it could be used to make bombs during the Copenhagen climate talks.

Copenhagen - A French group which advocates the use of cooking oil to run vehicles had its novel fuel confiscated by Danish police on the ground it could be used to make bombs during the Copenhagen climate talks.

Members of the association "Roule ma Frite" (Roll on Fries) had travelled to the Danish capital on a bus powered by used vegetable oil -- but their return home now hangs in the balance.

"Police came and confiscated the oil for our return journey on the ground that it could be used to make bombs," Gregory Gendre, the coordinator of the group, told AFP.

Three police vans stopped the bus near the Danish environment ministry on Friday, checked the identity of its 20 occupants and then seized 17 jerrycans containing a mixture of vegetable oil and diesel.

They also confiscated a ladder.

AFP/Expatica

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