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Greenpeace P&G protesters in court Friday for plea deals

Seven Greenpeace P&G protesters appeared in court Friday to accept plea deals. (FOX19 NOW) Seven Greenpeace P&G protesters appeared in court Friday to accept plea deals. (FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Greenpeace protesters who were arrested after hanging banners from the Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters Downtown earlier this year are expected to accept plea deals Friday.

The seven activists are scheduled to appear in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court at 9 a.m. 

The Associated Press recently reported the group, who was set to go to trial in January, will instead plead guilty to criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor. If they went to trial, the protesters faced felony burglary and vandalism charges. 

The Hamilton County Prosecutors office issued this statement on the plea agreement:

In months since the action take by these defendants at the P&G premises, Greenpeace and Procter and Gamble have begun to work together. As a result, P&G has asked our office to reconsider the charges against these defendants. We have decided to honor their request and for that reason the prosecutor has given all defendants an option to plead guilty to criminal trespassing. There are other conditions that go along with the plea that are still to be worked out. 

The activist were indicted on felony charges after they gained illegal access to the P&G building on March 4. 

They hung 60-foot banners from the building with the message, "Head & Shoulders, Stop Putting Tiger Survival on the Line" and "Head & Shoulders, Wipes out Dandruff & Rainforests."

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