Saturday, March 29th, animal rights activists manifested in front of the commercial agency of the airline company in the center of Toulouse.
Like every months, they informed the passers by, along with the customers and employees of Air France about the company's business and the cruel truth of vivisection thanks to images, leaflet and megaphone speeches.
Like last month, a security guard has been hired by the airline company. A police truck spent the entire demo. The police had already been present from time to time. But this time, as the security guard complained to them because he estimated the activists went to far, they tried to intimidate the organizers, threatening them to write a report to the prefect in order to ban the campaign, because a militant is supposed to have knocked at one of the agency shopwindow. One of the activists were taking pictures of the discussion with his mobile phone. One of the policemen noticed it and with two of his colleague, headed towards him tried to make him believe that he wasn't allow to take pictures of them and made the most of the opportunity to take his mobile phone from his hands and check his personnal data. The policeman asked the activist to delete his photo, which he refused. Facing numerous activists who knew their rights, the policemen didn't insist but once again put the pressure on the organizers so they "hold their militants"
The campaign recently intensify, and it seems that Air France is more and more disturb by the activists' precense and the denunciation of their politic on the shippement of animals to vivisection labs. But neither the complaint, neither the attempt to cancelled march, nor the police pressure will killed the activists' motivation. As long as there will be animals in the baggage hold of Air France planes we will fight and make our voices be heard.