Whole Foods Market Inc. has reportedly obtained a restraining order against Direct Action Everywhere, an activist group that was apparently planning a “week-long occupation” of a Whole Foods location in Berkeley, California. The group has previously targeted the company with protests challenging its “free-range” labels on chicken and alleging its vendors treat animals inhumanely on factory farms. The California Superior Court of Alameda County has reportedly restrained any member of Direct Action Everywhere from entering the Berkeley Whole Foods.

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