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Protesters arrested in Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes face trespassing charge

May 19, 2011 |  7:07 am

Officials cut the chains that protesters had used to tie themselves to the gates outside Walt Disney Studios.

Four protesters arrested Wednesday at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank -- after officials said two dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse chained themselves to the entry gates and others climbed on the perimeter wall -- were booked on suspicion of trespassing.

The Burbank Police Department said bail was set at $1,000 each.

The four unfurled a banner protesting what they said was the studio's use of fiber from endangered Indonesian rain forests in its children's books. The protesters were with the San Francisco-based Rainforest Action Network, according to an announcement sent from the organization.

The group said use of the rain forest threatens endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger.

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Photo: Officials cut the chains that protesters had used to tie themselves to the gates outside Walt Disney Studios. Credit: KTLA News

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