P&G says Ohio HQ security tightened

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The world's largest consumer products company says it has tightened security at its Cincinnati headquarters after a breach that allowed an eye-catching protest by Greenpeace.

Procter & Gamble Co. spokeswoman Lisa Popyk (PAHP'-ik) tells The Associated Press that steps have already been taken to improve security in the aftermath of Tuesday's protest in which nine environmental activists unfurled huge banners from the 12th floor of the corporate offices.

She declined Thursday to give details of the changes, and said she didn't know whether anyone had been disciplined for the breach. She said the company has determined from initial investigation that one activist gained entry claiming to have an appointment.

The activists were released Wednesday on bonds of $50,000 each after police arrested them on burglary and vandalism charges.

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