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December 21, 2014

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Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

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Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:01 am

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