In a statement released by Greenpeace Australia Pacific, activist Laura Kelly stated that “We had no choice but to take action to bring an end to this experiment”.
Two women used whipper snippers to remove a controversial genetically modified (GM) wheat crop before day break.
The activists constructed a decontamination area to safely dispose of the untested and potentially unstable GM organisms.
Two women to be summonsed in CSIRO investigation
Release Date: Friday, August 12 2011, 08:30 AM
ACT Policing will summons two NSW women to face the ACT Magistrates Court in relation to the ongoing CSIRO wheat crop investigation.
The two women, one aged 47 from the Sydney suburb of Willoughby and the other 34, from North Bondi, will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court charged with a number of offences, including trespass and damaging Commonwealth property.
The charges are the result of an ongoing investigation into the forced entry and trespass onto Commonwealth property in the ACT, and damage to that property on July 13.
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations have conducted extensive inquiries, which included executing a number of search warrants in NSW.
During the execution of the search warrant at the Greenpeace headquarters in the Sydney suburb of Ultimo on Thursday, July 21, police seized a number of evidentiary items which are still being reviewed.
The investigation is continuing as police hope to identify further people who may have been involved, or assisted in the commission of the offences.
The women are expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.