Posted on April 19, 2023 at 4:33 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Updated April 20, 2023

An employee of a French publishing company was arrested and later released in London for, according to his employer, protesting France's raising of the retirement age.

Literary Hub, citing the London Evening Standard, said police met Ernest Moret at the St. Pancras train station in London and used anti-terror laws as the explanation for why he was stopped.

His employer, Editions La Fabrique, issued a statement denouncing the arrest, which it said came after the foreign rights manager (and French citizen) refused to hand over the passcode to his phone.

The Bookseller reported that Moret was released Wednesday evening, with the Metropolitan Police confirming his release but declining to provide further comment.

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