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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

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