US activists blame oil company for crackdown

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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