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Posted: September 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Photos, Press | Tags: CA, Davis, Demonstration, Direct Action, GCU, Genetic Crime Scene, gmo, KCRA, Occupy Monsanto, Police, Protest, Sacramento, TV, video, Woodland |
About 100 Occupy protesters blocked off the parking lot to Monsanto Corporation in Davis in an effort to shut down the chemical giant.
Members of the Occupy movement said they planned to mark the first year of the movement with more demonstration.
The protest, organized by Occupy Sacramento, Woodland and Davis groups, is one of nearly 100 demonstrations planned across the world in protest of the chemicals and mass pollution. It also marks one year of the movement.
Protesters carried signs, wore bio-hazard suits, and chanted “No GMO’s”, referring to genetically modified organisms.
Occupy held a similar protest at Monsanto in March.
The demonstration remained peaceful.
Davis police said they have brought in additional officers and have a contingency plan in place in case the protest escalates.
Source: Mae Fesai, KCRA
Posted: September 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Press, Video | Tags: CA, Davis, Demonstration, Direct Action, GCU, Genetic Crime Scene, gmo, KTXL, Occupy Monsanto, Police, Protest, Sacramento, TV, video, Woodland |
Zohreen Adamjee FOX40 News
7:43 a.m. PDT, September 17, 2012
DAVIS About 60 Occupy Sacramento, Woodland and Davis protesters gathered at the Monsanto Davis plant Monday morning to protest against the company exactly one year after the Occupy Movement began.
Monsanto is the leading producer of genetically engineered seeds and the protesters hope to let executives know they strongly oppose genetically modified food. They also hope to show support for Proposition 37, an initiative on the November 6th ballot that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled.
Davis Police are not saying if they will arrest people if Monsanto files a complaint, but say they will assess the situation and bring out more officers if necessary.
Protester Jonny Goh says he’s willing to be arrested. Goh says it is “part of being American.”
Approximately 200 people are expected to show up Monday at Monsanto located at 1920 5th Street.
Source: KTXL Sacramento