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Judge: Protest against P&G was reckless

Associated Press • Mar 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM

The activists were arrested on burglary and vandalism charges after their Tuesday protest of the consumer products company’s use of palm oil from a supplier Greenpeace says is tied to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia.

Municipal Court Judge Brad Greenberg said the protest, in which the activists used a zip line to unfurl giant banners from P&G’s two towers as a helicopter filmed them, was “a reckless and ill-advised stunt”

Greenpeace said all nine activists had posted bail and been released from custody by Wednesday evening. Their cases will go to a grand jury.

Authorities said property damage, including broken window locks, would total more than $10,000.

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