The EnvironmentaLIST: 10 Reasons Why Shell Wants Protesters Silenced
by Cassady Sharp
November 14, 2013
Of course, a giant oil company doesn'tlove when activists make a stink about their Arctic oil drilling. However, being complicit in the detention of 30 peaceful individuals for the foreseeable future in a Russian prisonis an unprecedented level of silencing. Back in September, Greenpeace held a peaceful protest to draw attention to Arctic oil drilling by the Russian oil giant Gazprom. When they arrived, the Russian Coast Guard fired warning shots and then illegally boarded and seized the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise via helicopter. The 28 international activists and two independent journalists are now detained in Russia on charges of piracy and hooliganism.