Greenpeace hangs protest banners at P&G headquarters in US; 9 people arrested

CINCINNATI – Greenpeace activists have used a zip line to unfurl huge banners at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in the U.S., and Cincinnati police say nine protesters have been arrested.

The environmental organization says the banners on P&G’s two towers were in protest of the consumer products company’s use of palm oil from a supplier that Greenpeace says is linked to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia.

A company spokesman says P&G is committed to achieving 100 per cent sustainable sourcing of its palm oil.

Police said protesters initially were being held on charges including vandalism and burglary and were still being questioned Tuesday.