21st OCTOBER -- FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER 2010:
Global week of action against HLS and in solidarity
with the SHAC II trial
On Thursday 21st
and Friday 22nd October, six animal rights campaigners will be facing a
two-day court hearing after pleading guilty to taking action against HLS.
Over these two days, a judge will decide on their sentences. They were arrested
in May 2007 as part of a huge police operation and have since been on strict
bail conditions (and two are already in prison on remand). The police and
HLS were, and still are, desperate to stop the SHAC campaign and will clearly
go to any lengths to get what they want.
There are already
demos arranged outside the court, as well as outside the gates of HLS in
Cambridgeshire and Suffolk for both days. We expect a lot of press coverage
over this time, so we will try to make sure it's the murderers inside HLS
that are in the spotlight, and not compassionate people.
on the first day of the trial (21st) and ending the following week (29th),
we are calling for activists to carry out demos against HLS' financer Fortress
(and all their associated companies), and HLS' top customers (AstraZeneca,
Bayer, Merck, Sanofi Aventis, Bristol-Myers Squibb). This is for three reasons:
show we will not let the state win,
support those facing prison with solidarity,
TO CLOSE DOWN HLS!
This is also a
special week for another reason... it has a 'scary science' theme, so feel
free to express yourself with appropriate skeleton masks, blood-splattered
lab coats and other such scary things..!
more information and to find target locations for demos, see:
Get in touch if
you need any help or require any banners, leaflets, or posters.
on the streets!
For the animals,