20 Jun '11, 3pm

WATCH: Greenpeace Activists Arrested For Climbing Aboard Oil Rig

WATCH: Greenpeace Activists Arrested For Climbing Aboard Oil Rig

Two Greenpeace activists went to a lot of trouble to deliver a petition on Friday. With 50,000 signatures in hand, they hopped into an inflatable boat off of the organization’s ship, the Esperanza, then climbed the ladder into the oil rig. Doesn’t sound so hard? They climbed up into the boat while water cannons were being pointed at them. Ouch. The activists, one being Kumi Naidoo , the head of Greenpeace International , then climbed aboard and presented the petition to the master of the oil rig while demanding that the drilling be stopped. The petition asks to see the oil rigs emergency response plan. However, after that the Greenpeace activists were told they were being arrested and sent to nearby Greenland. Just before being arrested, Naidoo sent a message to the Esperanza saying, “I did this because Arctic oil drilling is one of the defining environmental battles of ou...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/06/20/greenpeace-activists-a...

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