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July 05, 2020 - US News & World Report

German Animal-Rights Protesters Target Meat Plant Linked to Cornavirus Cluster

German Animal-Rights Protesters Target Meat Plant Linked to Cornavirus Cluster
Activists at Toennies Meat PlantCredit: Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie / Twitter

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German animal-rights activists protested outside a meat factory in North Rhine Westphalia on Saturday where hundreds of employees tested positive for the coronavirus last month, prompting local quarantines and shutdowns.

Activists climbed the roof of the slaughterhouse and processing plant in Toennies and unfurled a banner saying "Shut down Tierindustrie [animal industry]". Protesters also blocked a major access road and demanded changes to current meat industry practices.

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