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Dec 12, 2014 12:04 PM

Greenpeace activists take plea deal in P&G protest

The Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) Eight Greenpeace activists who staged an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati have pleaded guilty to trespassing in an agreement offered at the company's request.

A judge in Hamilton County sentenced them each Friday to 80 hours of community service on the misdemeanor charge. They are on probation for up to a year and can avoid jail time by completing the service and paying court costs.

The consumer products maker said last week that it's working with Greenpeace to eliminate deforestation in its palm oil supply chain, the subject of the March 4 protest.

The activists unfurled large banners from P&G headquarters' two towers. They used zip lines and one wore a tiger suit as the protest was filmed for Greenpeace from a helicopter.


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