Saturday, December 13th, around 15 activists gathered again in front of Air France's commercial agency in Lyon.
The activists have been welcomed by 3 police vans, that being a ridiculously big number of officers as they were more numerous than the militants ! They arrived 30 minutes before the begining of the demo, they spoke to the agency's director and stayed during the 2h of the action in front of the agency. Do the truths revealed by the images, leaflets an speeches annoy Air France that much ?
This strong police presence didn't affect the demo in any way and the activists have been able to inform customers and passers-by.
The customers have been remind by speeches it is because of their money that animals kept being transported to laboratories and they can make their voice be heard by choosing an other company for their travels.
The activists also called out they employees, telling them that it was also possible for them to act by complaining to their direction, may it be about the trouble caused by the actions or their disagreament about the transport of animals to laboratories.
Despite the activists' invite to come closer to see the images and get more information, the employees left discreetly.
Even if it's easier for Air France and its employees to close their eyes on the atrocities of vivisection labs, we will make it impossible for them to ignore the truth, and make our voices be heard so one day, no more animals will die in the hands of so called scientists.
Until every cage is empty !
Lyonmag article: http://bit.ly/1AO3rdK
Saturday, November 22th, animal rights activists manifested in front of Air France's commercial agency in Lyon.
Posted just in front of the agency, they kept the pressure on the employees and customers of the airline and informed the passers-by.
After an hour of speeches and slogans, the police intervened on Air France's demand to ask the activists to move away from the agency and to lower the megaphones' sound because it frightened the customers and prevent them from entering the agency.
It's interesting to note that the policemen were really numerous and that some of them had their gas spray in the hand while approaching the demo, even if no misbehaviour has been reported. This attempt to impress the activists had no effect and after some negociations, the demo kept going on on the pavement on the other side of the road, 3 meters away.
The description of the atrocities endured by the animals in laboratories and the importance of the role played by Air France and the customers in this industry continue without any problems until the end of the demo.
Several passers-by showed their support.
Air France can hide itself behind legality, and call the police to keep the activists away, it will have no influence on their motivation and engagement.