Seven weeks ago 28 Greenpeace International activists, and a freelance photographer and videographer, were charged with piracy by Russia's Investigative Committee following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling at a Gazprom oil platform in the Pechora Sea. Since then there has been an outpouring of support from across the world for the Arctic 30. To date, over 1,850,000 people have sent letters and emails calling for the release of the Arctic 30, and banners have been hung from Mount Everest to the Eiffel Tower. On October 18 nearly 10,000 people took to the streets at more than 100 events in 36 countries to mark the 30th day of injustice.
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