Police force arrests Greenpeace activists
Think ahead protest and think ahead campaign provide food for thought.
26 October 2006
THE HAGUE - The police force has arrested five activists from Greenpeace on Thursday morning. They had climbed the building of the ministry of VROM in The Hague and then hung then a large banner protesting against nuclear power. That was made known by the police force.
On the 10 by10 meters banner the text appeared, ‘This Ministry is on 22 November (election day) inaccessible due to a nuclear disaster. Think ahead, choose clean energy'.
In total five activists climbed the Ministry. Two sat on the roof, three others hung on to cables along the building.
According to the police force arrests went very good naturedly.
With the slogan Greenpeace anticipated reaction upon the slogan ‘Think ahead’ of the national calamity campaign with which the Ministry of Home Affairs informs citizens how they must act during a disaster. The environmental organisation wants prevent a disaster by calling upon people to choose and vote for safe and clean energy at the Second Chamber Parliamentary elections.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Dutch news