On the 13th of October, as part of National Primate Liberation Week, DC area animal rights activists showed up at the home of Danaher Senior Vice President Jonathan Graham. Danaher is the corporate parent of Beckman Coultier, supplier of laboratory equipment to puppy-killing Huntingdon Life Sciences or HLS.
The October 3ed protest was the third protest at the home of Jonathan
Graham. It started off in in the dark, with some complaining neighbors
and an SUV whose occupants shouted bellicose demands to the protesters.
After about 15 minutes the first cop car showed up, soon to be followed
by two more. Due to Mary Cheh's law that effectively legalized home
demos up to 10 PM, the cops were limited to telling protesters they "had
until 10 PM" and trying to intimidate protesters by playing the police
radio into the PA system and making threats of arrest for distributing
leaflets to passengers in passing cars. The threats were bluffs and were
not acted upon.
The cops also turned almost every light they had on the protest.
lighting it up like a Hollywood movie set. This made the protest far
more visible, I don't know if they were attempting to allow security
cameras to take better photos. It certainly improved my own pictures.
The protest continued almost another half hour, including an "encore"
after one of the cops responded to the "We'll be back" by clapping his
hands into the PA system.
Cops followed the protesters through the streets after the protest, but that's another video, uploading next...
In: Other News
Tags: Animal Rights, vivisection, HLS, Huntingdon Life Sciences, Danaher, Beckman-Coulter
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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