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Saturday, 11 November 2017

GreenPeace: Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and activists released after being arrested for protesting against oil dri...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and activists released after being arrested for protesting against oil drilling in Norway
Tromsø, Norway, 21 August 2017 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and her crew of 35 activists have been released in Tromsø, Northern Norway. The Norwegian Coast Guard boarded the Arctic Sunrise and arrested the ship and her crew last Thursday at the Korpfjell drill site after a peaceful protest against Statoil's controversial oil drilling in the Arctic and to oppose the Norwegian government's granting of oil licences in violation of Norway's Constitution and the Paris Agreement. Six activists have been fined for breaching the safety zone around the oil rig, Songa Enabler, on Thursday. Greenpeace considers the arrest by the Norwegian authorities to be unlawful as the protest was carried...
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