On Thursday 11th December half a dozen Lancastrians made their way to a pesticide manufacturing site in Widnes to protest against Bayer's involvement in GM crops. Some of them entered the building, whilst others help up banners, made lots of noise and leafletted the staff car park. Work was disrupted for two and a half hours, as staff locked themselves into their offices and site security barricaded the gates against the protestors. People inside the building eventually got to discuss Bayer's GM involvement with the site manager and demanded that Bayer pull out of GM now.
Bayer CropScience (formerly Aventis CropScience) has tried to keep a low profile over its GM activities. The recent actions have scared Bayer into trying to prevent further demonstrations, and consequently restricting freedom of speech, by asking for a court injunction against named individuals and groups.