CONN. -- 14 activists from Animal Defense League - Connecticut were arrested September
15 outside Macy's Department Store in the Waterford Crystal Mall. Activists entered
the mall and proceeded to Macy's mall entrance, where 3 of them clad in bloody
fur coats writhed on the floor while fake "blood" was pored over them.
Simultaneously, a large banner was hung from the second floor above their heads,
while other activists chanted at the top of their lungs to the lead of a bullhorn.
Numerous anti-fur signs were present as well.
At least 200 people gathered
to watch, many of whom expressed verbal support. Hundreds of leaflets were willingly
snatched up from activists, explaining the role of Macy's in the cruel fur trade.
went nuts, yelling and screaming and adding to the ambiance, but powerless to
intervene until the police showed up in large numbers. By this time, the "animals"
had laid a bloody trail up to Macy's entrance, where they were stopped by police.
These "junior Nazis" were merciless in their treatment, kneeing, punching
and roughing up several activists, including 2 women 15 years old and each weighing
less than 100 pounds.
All activists were detained for several hours, threatened
with many charges, but then released on their promise to appear in court. Not
one dime was paid in bail, and police were educated to our cause, some being quite
sympathetic. Court date was set for September 27 for everyone, where all will
plead not guilty and ask for jury trials. Three complaints are being filed for
No Bail, Do Jail! Free the Animals! Now!