Friday 20 September 2019

Greenpeace activists ‘detained’ as they try to block coal delivery in Polish port

The campaign group said it was calling on Poland to phase out its dependence on coal.

2003 file pic of The Greepeace ship Rainbow Warrior (Chris Ison/PA)
2003 file pic of The Greepeace ship Rainbow Warrior (Chris Ison/PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

Greenpeace says several of its activists were detained by armed and masked Polish border guards who forced their way onto the group’s ship as it was trying to block a delivery of coal to the port in Gdansk.

The environmental campaign group said it was holding a “climate emergency protest” to make Poland phase out its dependence on coal.

The activists on board the vessel Rainbow Warrior were trying to block a shipment of coal from Mozambique and had painted Poland Beyond Coal 2030 and No Future In Coal on the ship’s side.

Polish border authorities said 18 activists were brought for questioning after guards forced their way onto the Rainbow Warrior on Monday night.

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