Wednesday, March 5
CINCINNATI (AP) — Greenpeace says nine activists arrested in an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in Cincinnati have posted bond and been released from custody.
The nine face burglary and vandalism charges in what an Ohio municipal court judge called "a reckless and ill-advised stunt." The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1g0sFgR ) the judge set bond Wednesday at $50,000 each.
The group was protesting the consumer products company's use of palm oil from a supplier Greenpeace says is tied to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia. The activists used a zip line to unfurl giant banners Tuesday from P&G's two towers, while a helicopter filmed them.
P&G says it's committed to achieving a 100 percent sustainable supply of palm oil by 2015. Palm oil is commonly used in shampoo, cosmetics and other products.