67 Direct Action Everywhere Protesters Arrested at Petaluma Chicken Plant

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Direct Action Everywhere protesters stormed a chicken plant near Petaluma, CA, which led to the arrest of 67 activists. Protesters say they documented chickens in filthy industrial sheds and could face trespassing and burglary charges. It is the third largest protest organized in Sonoma County by the group this year. [Press Democrat]

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