Bailiffs clear animal protesters

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The Independent Online
Bailiffs and police yesterday cleared animal rights demonstrators from a protest camp outside a controversial chemical research centre. More than 100 police were at Huntingdon Life Sciences near Huntingdon, Cambridge, to help staff working for the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire.

About 20 demonstrators had occupied a small area of woodland near the main gate. Some chained themselves to concrete blocks embedded in the ground. Others tied themselves to an oak tree and at least one hid in a tunnel. The police officer overseeing the operation said demonstrators had not been abusive or violent. A number of people had been arrested for obstruction.

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