Activists Balk At Plea Deal In P&G Protest Case

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Efforts to reach a plea deal have stalled in the case of Greenpeace activists who staged an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters in Cincinnati.

Prosecutors said Monday that only one protester facing charges of burglary and vandalism has indicated a willingness to accept a plea that would avoid prison time.

Defense attorneys and prosecutors met in Hamilton County Judge Robert Winkler’s chambers with no major breakthrough. No trial date has been set.

Defense attorney Bill Gallagher says the activists don’t believe they should be charged with felony burglary.

Activists were arrested in March after slipping past P&G’s security and using a zip line to unfurl huge banners from the company’s towers.

They were protesting P&G’s use of a palm oil supplier that Greenpeace links to tropical forest destruction.

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