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Finland: Greenpeace activists climb icebreaker in protest against Shell00:42

Finland: Greenpeace activists climb icebreaker in protest against Shell

Finland, Helsinki
June 7, 2016 at 00:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Three Greenpeace activists climbed Finnish icebreaker 'Otso' near Helsinki, Tuesday, in protest over Shell's Arctic oil drilling plans in the region.

The young activists dropped banners that read 'Save the Arctic. Stop Shell' and demanded that Finland should not be a part of any action which is incompatible with the international commitments made at the Paris Convention on Climate Change last year. 'Otso' is set to participate in the exploration of oil in the Arctic near Greenland this summer.

Greenpeace's campaign against Arctic oil drilling has been atop its agenda for decades. The pressure group won a significant victory in September 2015 when Shell abandoned its controversial plans for oil drilling off Alaska, however the issue remains a priority as new plans for drilling are underway.

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Three Greenpeace activists climbed Finnish icebreaker 'Otso' near Helsinki, Tuesday, in protest over Shell's Arctic oil drilling plans in the region.

The young activists dropped banners that read 'Save the Arctic. Stop Shell' and demanded that Finland should not be a part of any action which is incompatible with the international commitments made at the Paris Convention on Climate Change last year. 'Otso' is set to participate in the exploration of oil in the Arctic near Greenland this summer.

Greenpeace's campaign against Arctic oil drilling has been atop its agenda for decades. The pressure group won a significant victory in September 2015 when Shell abandoned its controversial plans for oil drilling off Alaska, however the issue remains a priority as new plans for drilling are underway.