Greenpeace protests Lumber Liquidators

TOANO, Va. (WAVY) – Protestors blocked the entrance into Lumber Liquidators for hours in Toano Friday.

WAVY News crews on scene learned Greenpeace members planned the protest because of a shareholders meeting. Members told WAVY.com they want people to know what they are investing their money in.

Federal agents raided its headquarters last year in an investigation into illegally obtained timber.

Two vehicles labeled ‘FOREST CRIMES UNIT’ sat outside the entrance to Lumber Liquidators, blocking all vehicles from entering or leaving. Protestors handcuffed themselves to the vehicles.

Employees who were at the business before the protestors showed up were not able to leave with their vehicles, but could walk out. Employees arriving to the business could not drive their vehicles in the entrance and had to park across the street and walk in.

WAVY.com also learned a member was inside the business talking with someone for close to two hours.

Around 11 a.m., members felt they were heard and decided to end the protest. James City County Police were on scene to monitor, but no arrests were made.

Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.

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