Animal rights activists stage Ledbury protest

ANIMAL rights activists are this afternoon demonstrating outside a Herefordshire-based research lab.

Around 60 protestors have gathered outside Sequani Ltd in Ledbury to protest against the company’s use of animals in developing human and veterinary medicines.

Police support units are on standby at the scene and are allowing a maximum of 15 protestors at a time to demonstrate outside Sequani.

The rest of the group have been kept on a strip of land opposite the town’s train station.

The five-hour protest, billed as the ‘Carnival Against Vivisection’, is also a show of support for Malvern campaigner Sean Kirtley who was recently jailed for four-and-a-half years for his part in organising a campaign of “intimidation and harassment” against the company’s staff and businesses that Sequani used.

Many of those attending followed organisers’ advice to wear green and black.

In recent weeks, police had been keen to speak to the organisers but this never materialised.

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2:47pm Sun 7 Sep 08

swampy says...

There were over two hundred protesters, who were probably out numbered by that many police, plus dogs and a helicopter. All paid for by the public taxes..
No organsers came forward because Sean Kirtley was a peaceful demonstrator who got sent to prison for 4 1/2 years for abiding be 'the rules', and just standing at the gates of Sequanni Vivisection Laboratories with a placard pleacefully. In a court case that cost us the Tax Payers nearly five million pounds.
There were over two hundred protesters, who were probably out numbered by that many police, plus dogs and a helicopter. All paid for by the public taxes.. No organsers came forward because Sean Kirtley was a peaceful demonstrator who got sent to prison for 4 1/2 years for abiding be 'the rules', and just standing at the gates of Sequanni Vivisection Laboratories with a placard pleacefully. In a court case that cost us the Tax Payers nearly five million pounds. swampy
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