World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Greenpeace protest at Champions League final

Greenpeace protest at Champions League final

Lisbon, May 24th 2014 -- A team of ten Greenpeace campaigners have been apprehended at the Champions League final before they were able to fix an anti-Gazprom banner from the stadium roof.

The Arctic campaigners lived inside a concrete tube at Lisbon’s Estádio da Luz arena for three days but were apprehended on the roof. They had planned to fix a 50 meters squared banner – reading “STOP GAZPROM – SAVE THE ARCTIC” – on the roof before the game.

Vladimir Putin’s state-owned oil giant is the ‘Official Partner’ of the competition in a deal said to be worth 160 million Euros over three years [1]. But the company is at the forefront of a dangerous Arctic oil rush that risks polluting a pristine region and exacerbating climate change.

Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven said:

“We were trying to fix a banner because we knew Gazprom’s bosses would be in the stadium, looking up. Gazprom has paid millions to splash its logo across the biggest and best sporting event in the world. They want to persuade us they’re a normal company, but they’re not. Their dangerous Arctic drilling programme threatens a beautiful region and the global climate. That’s what our protest was about. UEFA should ditch Gazprom.”

SavetheArctic.org

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gaza.Scoop: Another Israeli Attack On A Hospital

Israeli tanks attacked Al Aqsa hospital in Deir Al Balah, killing five patients and doctors, and injuring more than 70. More>>

ALSO:

MH17: Black Boxes Recovered by Malaysian Government

'Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis. More>>

ALSO:


Gaza Update On 15th Day Of The Israeli Offensive

Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Apartment Buildings, Mosques, Hospitals and Schools; White Phosphorous Bombs and Flechette Shells Fired by Israeli Forces in Border Areas... More>>

Al Jazeera: Egypt Verdict Defies Logic And Any Semblance Of Justice

Following today’s verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera English managing director Al Anstey said: “Today three colleagues and friends were sentenced, and will continue behind bars for doing a brilliant job of being great journalists. More>>

Papua New Guinea: Indonesian Troops Fire On PNG Soldiers Along Border

Indonesian troops have opened fire on a PNG Defence Force border patrol, increasing further tension at the Papua New Guinea-Indonesia border. The flare-up at the border compelled the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration to summon the Indonesian ... More>>

World News: Internet Well On Way To 3 Billion Users - UN Telecom Agency

Releasing new statistics today, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Internet users – two-thirds of them from the developing world – with mobile-broadband ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news