30 May, 2013
All photographs by Orin Langelle/ photolangelle.org for GJEP
Police use pain compliance holds as they wrestle a protester to the ground. Activists were attempting to wrap a bus departing from the industry conference in GMO caution tape.
A local organizer with Katuah Earth First! is thrown to the ground and arrested in front of the bus.
Will Bennington, an organizer with Global Justice Ecology Project and the Campaign to STOP GE Trees prior to being thrown into an Asheville Police paddy wagon.
“You Spoil Our Forests – We Spoil Your Dinner” banner refers to blocking conference participants from attending an exclusive dinner at the Biltmore Estate – birthplace to industrial forestry in the US.
Tree Engineer and industry mouthpiece Steve Strauss takes photos of the protesters as they chant at him. A security guard laughs.
Local Katuah EF! zombie organizer.
Police brutally pull and yank on peaceful activists
Police wrestle and throw to the ground a local woman organizer.
Zombie “Franken-tree” demonstrators bang on pots and pans and chant anti-GE tree slogan as arrests continue.
Protesters vow that resistance will continue.