Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Greenpeace Activists Block Oil Platform

Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior

(Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Dutch police on Tuesday arrested six Greenpeace activists after they chained a Russian oil drilling platform destined for the Arctic to a dock to prevent it from leaving a Netherlands port.

"Police have arrested six of our activists. They are still in custody but we don't know what the charges are," protest coordinator Faiza Oulahsen told AFP.

Police spokesman Koos Venema confirmed the arrests, saying the activists were arrested after refusing a police order to abandon the GSP Saturn platform, anchored in the Dutch port of IJmuiden, northwest of Amsterdam.

Greenpeace divers and activists with climbing gear late Monday night surrounded the massive platform, which has been contracted by Russian state oil giant Gazprom to drill for oil in the northern Pechora Sea.

"The divers chained the rig to the quay to prevent it from leaving the harbour," Greenpeace said in a statement.
It's not clear what punishment the activists will face.

1 comment:

Doom said...

Send them to Russia. They don't really do much with them, but they do put them up for a while.

Well, there is the torture... non-organic food, a "bit of a chill", and the horrors of second hand smoke. But... I'm good with that. As far as I can tell, these activists want to enforce most of these things, in real time (regardless of what they say or do personally) on the rest of us. So... let them enjoy the real fruits of their labor.


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