Animal rights activists clash with Whole Foods Market over free speech 

Video by Max Brimelow and Christian Collins

On Tuesday, activists from animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere gathered in downtown Oakland to march against superstore giant Whole Foods Market. In mid-September, the Amazon-owned company filed a temporary restraining order against Direct Action following protests inside one of their Berkeley stores. The activists believe this infringes on their right to free expression, and First Amendment rights expert David Snyder believes Whole Foods’ proposal for a state-wide ban against all members of the group may be going too far. 

Members of Direct Action marched to the Alameda County Administration Building for a preliminary hearing regarding the restraining order. For now, the judge has not issued a permanent ruling. 

Click the video above to see the report from Max Brimelow and Christian Collins.

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