US activists blame oil company for crackdown

Environmental activists in Oklahoma charged with bioterrorism offences for unfurling banner at protest.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2014 11:42
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Environmental activists in the US are accusing an oil company of encouraging police to use heavy-handed tactics to crack down on protesters. Two protesters in Oklahoma have been charged with bioterrorism offences for unfurling a banner at a demonstration. They say it is wrongful use of the law to quell dissent.

Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Oklahoma.


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