- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) - A trial is postponed for seven of the nine Greenpeace activists charged with felonies after an eye-catching protest using banners at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters in Cincinnati.

Court records show the trial set for Nov. 3 was rescheduled for Jan. 20. A Greenpeace spokeswoman says by email that court scheduling issues prompted the change.

The activists were arrested March 4 on burglary and vandalism charges. They were protesting the consumer products company’s use of palm oil from a supplier that Greenpeace says is tied to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia.

Procter & Gamble later announced a “no deforestation” policy for its palm oil supply.

One activist who was arrested pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. The ninth activist, who was headed for trial with the others, died earlier this month.



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