27 Feb '12, 5am

Lucy Lawless Arrested Following Arctic Drilling Protest

Lucy Lawless Arrested Following Arctic Drilling Protest

She may be best known for her performance as Xena, the Warrior Princess, but actress Lucy Lawless is clearly not afraid of battling for the sake of good in real life too. Over the weekend in New Zealand, Lawless and six other Greenpeace activists staged a protest onboard a Shell-owned oil drilling rig slated for use off the waters of the Arctic Ocean. After four days the group was arrested, but not before making a compelling argument against the potentially disastrous pursuit of fossil fuels in one of the world's most ecologically sensitive regions. The Greenpeace protest began last Friday when Lawless joined activist in boarding The Noble Discoverer , a vessel operated by Shell which was scheduled to embark on an exploratory drilling operation near Alaska. Although after 77 hours atop the rig's main platform, the activists were ultimately arrested by New Zealand police, t...

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