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Greenpeace hangs protest banners at P&G HQ in US

March 5, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) — Greenpeace activists on Tuesday used a zip line to unfurl huge banners at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in the U.S., and Cincinnati police said nine protesters were arrested.

The environmental organization said the banners on P&G’s two towers were in protest of the consumer products company’s use of palm oil from a supplier that Greenpeace says is linked to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia.

A company spokesman said P&G is committed to achieving 100 percent sustainable sourcing of its palm oil.

Police said protesters initially were being held on charges including vandalism and burglary and were still being questioned.

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