Trial delayed in Greenpeace activists’ P&G protest

CINCINNATI (AP) — A trial is postponed for seven of the nine Greenpeace activists charged with felonies
after an eye-catching protest using banners at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters in Cincinnati.

Court records show the trial set for Nov. 3 was rescheduled for Jan. 20. A Greenpeace spokeswoman says by
email that court scheduling issues prompted the change.
The activists were arrested March 4 on burglary and vandalism charges. They were protesting the consumer
products company’s use of palm oil from a supplier that Greenpeace says is tied to tropical forest
destruction in Indonesia.
Procter & Gamble later announced a "no deforestation" policy for its palm oil supply.

One activist who was arrested pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. The ninth activist, who was headed for
trial with the others, died earlier this month.
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