'Two Months of Injustice' Global Day of Solidarity in Toronto

Photo | November 16, 2013

Greenpeace activists protest in support of the Arctic 30 at Winter Fest with a handcuffed 'peace dove' on stilts at Yonge and Dundas square in Toronto. At events in 265 cities in 43 countries thousands of people take part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30 were detained following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling on September 18. A Russian court has charged the Arctic 30 (twenty-eight Greenpeace International activists, as well as a freelance videographer and photographer) with both piracy and hooliganism. No official confirmation has been given by the Russian authorities that the charge of piracy has been dropped, which carry a maximum sentence of 15 and 7 years, respectively.