Sabotage

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Sabotage

The willful destruction or impairment of, or defective production of, war material or national defense material, or harm to war premises or war utilities. During a labor dispute, the willful and malicious destruction of an employer's property or interference with his normal operations.

The objective of sabotage is to halt all production, rather than to destroy or imperil human life. The original act of sabotage is thought to have occurred not long after the introduction of machinery when someone slipped a workman's wooden shoe, called a sabot, into a loom in order to stop production. Sabotage is a crime.

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The hunt had tried to work with saboteurs, inviting them to witness what was going on, "but they were not interested." Instead saboteurs indulged in unruly, intimidating and abusive behaviour and this had been seen on video footage, she said.
After hounds were pulled away from one fox by the saboteurs, the protesters and riders from Surrey Union Hunt came face to face in the village of Peaslake.
Regan Sechuran, 20, from North Liverpool, a member of the Cheshire Hunt Saboteurs or "Sabs", said: "This is the third season that the sabs have been doing this.
The Saboteurs say they practise non-violent techniques to distract the hounds, as Regan explained: "We use horn and voice calls to distract the hounds against the wishes of the huntsmen and the sound of a whip crack which encourages the hounds to stop searching.
'President Duterte should not listen to these saboteurs, reject their hawkish overtures and immediately resume the peace talks,' he added.
The 41-year-old farmer said: "The socalled incidents the saboteurs have posted recently which involves me happened in two separate incidents in Autumn 2016 and last year.
* The "all-or-nothing" saboteur. Having an all-or-nothing mentality can actually do more harm than good.
He described the situation as unacceptable and urged the government to stop activities of 'saboteurs' with a view to making the products available to all.
But Lee Moon, of the Hunt Saboteurs Association, said: "This clearly shows she is anything but scared."
Former President of Pakistan and Chairman APML General (retd) Pervez Musharraf said that saboteurs are not happy with surging success of the party after party's genuine workers with their hard work put up a fabulous show in Faisalabad.
The Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had foiled two armed Ukrainian attempts to get saboteurs into Crimea and dismantled a Ukrainian spy network inside the annexed peninsula.
The FSB said it had tackled one group of saboteurs in an operation that spanned Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday morning and that an FSB employee had been killed while trying to detain them.