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.
Saturday, October 11th, anti-vivisection activists made a 2 hours protest in front of Air France's commercial agency in Lyon as part of the Air Souffrance/Gateway to Hell campaign and the Primate Liberation Week.
On the two entries, one of them were closed, some customers turned around, some other hardly notice the second door, where a security guard was standed. These measures didn't prevent the activists to put the pressure on the airline company thanks to speeches and megaphone' sirens. To make the employees and customers fully aware of the horror off vivisection, images from laboratories has been put under their eyes. Employees tried to ignore the activists and customers turned their eyes away, feeling too uncomfortable to face what they support by buying their plane tickets at Air France.
A lot of passers-by have been informed with many informatif leaflet given away, and most of them agreed with the campaign.
This demo mark the beginning of the campaign in Lyon, which will last as long as there will be animals in Air France planes' baggage hold. We'll be regularly back to remind to the airline company it must stop to participate in the vivisection industry. Don't hesitate to join or contact us for more information.
Until every cage is empty.