Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Environmentalists with the group Earth First! in South Florida took action against Scripps the biotechnology company attempting to build a mechanized plant next to a nature preserve in their area. In all nine people were arrested, two of whom are now facing felony criminal mischief charges for staining a carpet with debris and rotten fruit. Another two reached the company's roof and lowered a banner reading "Biodiversity! Not Biotechnology", and two used bicycle locks to lock their necks to the corporations staircase.