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Protest Planned in Rosslyn This Afternoon

Skanska protest graphicSeveral dozen demonstrators are expected to protest a construction company in Rosslyn this afternoon, in response to an animal lab 2,5oo miles away.

The group DC Stampede is organizing the protest in conjunction with a national protest campaign that’s fighting a planned animal research lab at the University of Washington. The protests are targeting Skanska, the construction company selected to build the new lab.

DC Stampede is asking protesters to gather at the Rosslyn Metro station at 4:00 p.m. before marching to Skanska’s office at 1776 Wilson Blvd. There, protesters will hold signs, chant slogans and pass out flyers, until about 5:30.

Organizers hope to convince Skanska to terminate its contract to build the lab.

The University of Washington (UW) plans to build a new animal lab that will imprison thousands of dogs, cats, mice, rabbits and other defenseless animals. DC Stampede is joining the national campaign against UW’s Animal Research and Care Facility. What better way to do this than by stopping the lab from ever being built? That is why the campaign is focused on getting Skanska, the multinational construction company that is contracted to build the lab, to back out of its contract with the University of Washington.

So far, 30 people have RSVPed yes on the protest’s Facebook page.

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