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Judge sets bond at $50,000 for each Greenpeace protestor

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- A judge set bond at $50,000 for all nine Greenpeace protesters arrested after a demonstration at Procter and Gamble Tuesday. The protesters were arraigned Wednesday on charges of burglary and vandalism.

Judge Brad Greenburg presided over the arraignments. He disclosed that he owns P&G stock but said he could be objective for the hearing.

Judge Greenburg gave the protesters fairly high bonds because all are from out of state and none have ties to the Cincinnati area.  He said he was also "alarmed" at their use of a helicopter to take video to put on social media.

Greenpeace used its protest to accuse P&G of destroying the rainforest with how it obtains palm oil for some of its products. The rappelling of the 17 story twin towers downtown was hard to ignore. 

The investigation into this kind of security breach is ongoing. Police think the nine people in street clothes walked in the front door carrying a lot of stuff.  Cpt. Paul Broxterman from Cincinnati police says "they had luggage with a lot of equipment in it. Rappelling gear and banners too. We don't know if they got in a day before because one office they came out of was vacant." Protesters were even able to keep police locked out of the balcony.
 

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