LIVE FROM RUSSIA: Russian Coast Guard illegally boards Greenpeace ship

by Meena Hussein

September 19, 2013

Greenpeace activists on the jetty in Kirkenes, Norway. (L-R) Marco Paolo Weber from Switzerland, Phillip Ball from UK, Tomasz Dziemianczuk from Poland, Sini Saarela from Finland, Anthony Perrett from the UK and Camila Speziale from Argentina.

© Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace

[caption id="attachment_20281" align="aligncenter" width="584"]Russian authorities illegally boarding the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. Russian authorities illegally boarding the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.[/caption] A peaceful protest at an oil rig in the Arctic against risky oil drilling has resulted in two arrests, with Greenpeace activists currently being held by armed guards. The Russian Coast Guard illegally boarded Greenpeace's ship, the Arctic Sunrise.Stay tuned for live updates here. Watch video footage See photos Hear a first-hand account from one of the activists. Learn more about the Arctic Sunrise.

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