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Over 50 activists in Sweden storm monkey testing laboratory

Animal rights | 26.08.2008 08:04 | Animal Liberation | Bio-technology

Early monday morning a vivisection laboratory in the Stockholm area was stormed by anti vivisection activists

It has been reported that an animal testing laboratory in Stockholm was stormed on monday morning. During an early morning demonstration, around 60 activists alledgedly rocked the gates and forced them open. Activists apparently flooded inside the compound with banners and megaphones. Monkeys could be seen in their cages waiting to die, with workers in Biohazard suits spraying down some empty cages. No damage was done and the police allowed everyone to leave, but later Swedish police trapped activists in a subway, forcing all trains to bypass the station and not let anyone on or off. Activists were searched, photographed and had details taken.

The Swedish media picked up the story immediately, headlining newspapers and local news channels. No arrests were made but there are various claims that the police are now investigating criminal damage and tresspass offences.

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26.08.2008 20:03

Update-- two houses in stockholm have been raided in the middle of the night by police following earlier arrests of 2 young males. The activists were not demonstrating at the time but were apparently seen walking down the street with animal rights placards by passing police and were unlucky enough to be taken into questioning. They have since been released.

Some media and other sources have reported that despite police allowing activists to leave the scene on monday, they now may be pressing to charge over the damage committed at the monkey lab (broken gate, tresspass etc)



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