Greenpeace activists ask for the release of the Arctic 30, with Mount Everest visible in the background. The areas surrounding Mount Everest were sealed immediately afterwards due to Cyclone Phailin, which brought heavy storms. As the Arctic 30 face their 30th day of imprisonment by Russian authorities, nearly 10,000 people have taken to the streets at 85 events in 36 cities to call for their immediate release. A Russian court has charged the Arctic 30 (twenty-eight Greenpeace International activists, as well as a freelance videographer and photographer), with piracy, punishable for up to 15 years in prison.
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