Skanska executives get more home demos over U-WA vivisection lab contract

Over the weekend of July 9-10, DC Stampede and Tidewater Earth First! combined forces to protest at the homes of three executives of Skanska USA ijn Virginia. There is a report that police used a pretext traffic stop against one of the activist cars to bully and intimidate the passengers in the car demanding personal information. Skanska is building a new vivisevction laboratory for the University of Washington, and the national No New Anijal Lab campaign has sworn to prevent it from ever opening.

From the events of the past weekend it seems that police harassment of anti-vivisection protesters targetting Skanska is starting to escalate just like it did against HLS (Huntingdon Life Sciences) protesters. That won't work, it will just stir up the beehive. Protesters are now reporting that Skanska has dropped contracts before under pressure, so they are smelling potential victory and will be exceptionally difficult to deter..

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