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Greenpeace protests at Mattel's El Segundo headquarters

June 7, 2011 | 12:02 pm

Two Greenpeace activists rappel down the Mattel building in El Segundo after unfurling a banner denouncing deforestation

Employees coming to work Tuesday morning at Mattel's El Segundo headquarters were surprised by a huge banner featuring an image of their Ken doll blasting the company for destroying rain forests.

The civil disobedience, in which eight people were arrested, launched an international campaign to convince the toymaker to stop contracting with a company that razes hardwood forests in Indonesia. The company provides packaging for the toymaker's dolls, according to Greenpeace, which sent samples of Mattel packaging to laboratories for tests.

Read more in Greenspace.

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Photo: Two Greenpeace activists rappel down the Mattel building in El Segundo after unfurling a banner denouncing deforestation. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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