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Vivisection protest at corporate VP's home ends in tense standoff

Liveleak. 13 October 2012.
[see the link at the bottom for video]

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...

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