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Greenpeace ends protest against toxic Clemenceau

After 25 hours, Greenpeace ends protest against toxic Clemenceau


Toulon, France. 13 December 2005—Greenpeace today ended its protest against the French Navy air carrier Clemenceau when the remaining activist came down from the ship’s mast over 25 hours after the demonstration to end dirty ship breaking in Asia began.

The protest will now continue in Paris where a coalition of human rights organisations, anti-asbestos groups and Greenpeace are continuing to pressure the government of France to take a stance against dirty ship breaking.

The groups today launched a report on the fate of 110 victims of ship breaking and of the families who now have no one to provide for them.

“Sending toxic ships to Asia for scrapping is inexcusable and unjustifiable and must end now,” said Marietta Harjono of Greenpeace International.

Negotiations for an international law against ship breaking continue in Geneva this week, as the Greenpeace activist who carried out the action that began yesterday are still being detained by local authorities.

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