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Peaceful protests vs. biotechnology vowed

9 events planned; police on standby

Farjana Alkter of Bangladesh, Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology, and Dr. John Abramson of Harvard Medical School (from left) spoke yesterday at Old South Church. Farjana Alkter of Bangladesh, Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology, and Dr. John Abramson of Harvard Medical School (from left) spoke yesterday at Old South Church. (GEORGE RIZER/GLOBE STAFF)
By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / May 5, 2007

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Activists from around the country pledged yesterday to stage peaceful sit-ins, marches, and other protests against a four-day biotechnology conference starting in South Boston tomorrow, while Boston police stressed that they are geared up to handle any contingencies. (Full article: 417 words)

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