Three Arrested Protesting GE Tree Conference

31 May

by Global Justice Ecology Project / Climate Connections

Police use pain compliance holds as they wrestle a protester to the ground.  Activists were attempting to wrap a bus departing from the industry conference in GMO caution tape.

Police use pain compliance holds as they wrestle a protester to the ground. Activists were attempting to wrap a bus departing from the industry conference in GMO caution tape.

A local organizer with Katuah Earth First! is thrown to the ground and arrested in front of the bus.

A local organizer with Katuah Earth First! is thrown to the ground and arrested in front of the bus.

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Will Bennington, an organizer with Global Justice Ecology Project and the Campaign to STOP GE Trees prior to being thrown into an Asheville Police paddy wagon.GEBrutal10

Will Bennington, an organizer with Global Justice Ecology Project and the Campaign to STOP GE Trees prior to being thrown into an Asheville Police paddy wagon.

“You Spoil Our Forests – We Spoil Your Dinner” banner refers to blocking conference participants from attending an exclusive dinner at the Biltmore Estate – birthplace to industrial forestry in the US.

“You Spoil Our Forests – We Spoil Your Dinner” banner refers to blocking conference participants from attending an exclusive dinner at the Biltmore Estate – birthplace to industrial forestry in the US.

All photographs by Langelle/ photolangelle.org for GJEP

Find out more about GE Trees here

2 Responses to “Three Arrested Protesting GE Tree Conference”

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