Bavarian police arrest 50 for destroying GM corn field

DDP/The Local
DDP/The Local - [email protected] • 29 Jun, 2008 Updated Sun 29 Jun 2008 10:57 CEST
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Police in the German state of Bavaria arrested around 50 opponents of genetically manipulated crops on Sunday morning after they destroyed a GM corn field near Kitzingen.

A police spokesperson said they will be charged with unlawful trespassing and willful damage to property.

The activists had hidden themselves in a forest area near Westheim and had broken into a sealed GM corn field at around 6:30 am. They trampled over the crop and uprooted plants before the police intervened.

Some of the activists had to be carried away by police. They could face fines of up to €600.

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