CINCINNATI (AP) – A southwest Ohio grand jury has indicted nine Greenpeace activists linked to an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.
The nine were arrested March 4 at P&G after protesting the consumer products company’s use of palm oil from a supplier Greenpeace says is tied to tropical forest destruction. The activists slipped past the company’s security and used a zip line to unfurl giant banners from P&G’s two towers as a helicopter filmed them. They were freed on $50,000 bonds.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says each defendant is charged with felony counts of burglary and vandalism.
A message was left Wednesday for their attorney.
Authorities were stunned by the security breach. Cincinnati’s police chief has called for a security meeting with downtown businesses.
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