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Polanski 'in Fighting Mood'

If Roman Polanski goes down, he's going down swinging. The director's lawyer told the BBC that Polanski is "in fighting mood" and is determined to fight his extradition to the U.S. to face sentencing for sex with a minor in 1977. Polanski's lawyer also said that he was "shocked and dumbfounded" by the arrest because he has frequented Switzerland for 12 years. Meanwhile, a group of actors and directors have a signed a petition protesting the arrest, and French and Polish diplomats have said they are keeping a close eye on the matter. A Swiss official explained that when the U.S. filed the request to arrest Polanski, they had to obey the order. "When Mr. Polanski arrived we had no choice from a legal point of view but to arrest him," the official said.