Activist suspends self from Eiffel Tower - WNCN: News, Weather

Activist suspends self from Eiffel Tower

Posted: Updated:
PARIS -

A Greenpeace activist, who demands the release of 30 activists held in Russia, took his protest to the Eiffel Tower in Paris Saturday.

The activist climbed the famed tower and suspended himself from the second floor using a stretcher.

He then released a banner reading "Free the Arctic 30."
 
He was brought down about two hours later by firefighters.
 
Last month, 28 Greenpeace activists protested against Arctic oil drilling at a Gazprom oil platform off Russia's northern coast.  
 
The activists and two journalists were arrested for trying to scale the platform and are being held in Russia until at least late November.  
 
On Wednesday, Russia dropped piracy charges against them.
 
They replaced them with lesser offenses and cut the maximum jail sentence they face to seven years.

Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.