17 Jun '11, 9pm

Greenpeace Director Kumi Naidoo arrested in bid to stop extremely high risk Arctic oil exploration #green

Greenpeace Director Kumi Naidoo arrested in bid to stop extremely high risk Arctic oil exploration #green

The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has been arrested and is being flown to Greenland after breaching an exclusion zone and scaling a controversial Arctic oil rig 120km out to sea. Kumi, 45, was a youth leader in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, where he was arrested several times and charged with violating provisions against mass mobilisation, civil disobedience and for violating the state of emergency. He lived underground before being forced to flee South Africa and live in exile in the UK. At 6.45am this morning an inflatable speedboat carrying Naidoo was launched from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. The rig’s operators Cairn Energy used powerful water cannon to try to prevent him climbing a 30 metre ladder up the outside of one of the rig’s giant legs, but Naidoo braved the freezing jets and made it to the platform. Soaking wet ...

Full article: http://www.celsias.com/article/greenpeace-arctic-oil-arre...

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