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Family and friends of Greenpeace Captain Peter Willcox hold vigil in Connecticut hometown

by Cassady Craighill

October 28, 2013

Peter Willcox's sister Bani Daniell, left, is hugged by their father Roger Willcox, right, as family members and supporters gather in Norwalk, Conn., Oct. 26, 2013, to call for the release of Peter Willcox, captain of the Arctic Sunrise. Willcox, other members of the 28-person crew and two journalists have been held in prison in Murmansk, Russia, after being seized by the Russian Coast Guard on Sept. 18th following a peaceful protest at a Gazprom oil platform drilling in the Arctic. Photo by Michael Nagle/Greenpeace

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Peter Willcox's sister Bani Daniell, left, is hugged by their father Roger Willcox

Peter Willcox’s sister Bani Daniell, left, is hugged by their father Roger Willcox

Family members and supporters gather in Norwalk, Connecticut over the weeked to call for the release of Peter Willcox, captain of the Arctic Sunrise. Willcox, other members of the 28-person crew and two journalists have been held in prison in Murmansk, Russia, after being seized by the Russian Coast Guard on Sept. 18th following a peaceful protest at a Gazprom oil platform drilling in the Arctic.

Follow updates about the situation in Russia.

Joan and Roger Willcox attend a vigil in Norwalk, Conn., Oct. 26, 2013, to call for the release of Roger's son Peter Willcox, captain of the Arctic Sunrise

Joan and Roger Willcox attend a vigil in Norwalk, Conn., Oct. 26, 2013, to call for the release of Roger’s son Peter Willcox, captain of the Arctic Sunrise

United States Senator Richard Blumenthal speaks to family members and supporters

United States Senator Richard Blumenthal speaks to family members and supporters

Bani Daniell, left of center, is hugged by her niece Natasha Willcox

Bani Daniell, left of center, is hugged by her niece Natasha Willcox

Maggy Willcox, center, talks with United States Senator Richard Blumenthal at a vigil in Norwalk, Conn

Maggy Willcox, center, talks with United States Senator Richard Blumenthal at a vigil in Norwalk, Conn

Send a message to Russia to free Captain Willcox and the rest of the Arctic 30.

United States Senator Richard Blumenthal

United States Senator Richard Blumenthal

Family members and supporters gather in Norwalk, Conn

Family members and supporters gather in Norwalk, Conn

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Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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