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Greenpeace releases new footage of the Arctic Sunrise boarding by Russian forces

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Greenpeace releases new footage of the Arctic Sunrise boarding by Russian forces

<p>Greenpeace has just released previously unseen video of the moment on September 19 when the campaign group’s ship Arctic Sunrise was boarded and seized by Russian naval forces. </p> <p><iframe width="606" height="341" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/08nNBPFmlxw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Meanwhile, Greenpeace activists have climbed Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia church as part of ongoing protests against the detention in Russia of 28 of the group’s members </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>La Sagrada familia se convierte en nuestro altavoz para pedir la liberación de los <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Arctic30&src=hash">#Arctic30</a> . <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FreeTheArctic30&src=hash">#FreeTheArctic30</a> !!! <a href="http://t.co/lxVr4bChJC">pic.twitter.com/lxVr4bChJC</a></p>— Greenpeace Murcia (@greenpeace_mur) <a href="https://twitter.com/greenpeace_mur/statuses/398760358577704960">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><span class="caps">HAPPENING</span> <span class="caps">NOW</span>: Action of solidarity with the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Arctic30&src=hash">#Arctic30</a> from Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (via <a href="https://twitter.com/greenpeace_esp"><code>greenpeace_esp</a>) <a href="http://t.co/k9IMMSFJBP">pic.twitter.com/k9IMMSFJBP</a></p>&mdash; Arctic Sunrise (</code>gp_sunrise) <a href="https://twitter.com/gp_sunrise/statuses/398752561794002944">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Activistes de Greenpeace continuen a la Sagrada família <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Barcelona&src=hash">#Barcelona</a>, demanant la llibertat dels detinguts a Rússia <a href="http://t.co/RIqSJ5etSu">pic.twitter.com/RIqSJ5etSu</a></p>— Greenpeace España (@greenpeace_esp) <a href="https://twitter.com/greenpeace_esp/statuses/398777972074614784">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Russia has drawn international criticism over the arrest and subsequent treatment of the 30 people on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise when activists tried to scale the Gazprom-owned Prirazlomnaya oil platform.</p> <p>Russian investigators initially charged all 30 with piracy but said last month they were changing the charge to hooliganism, cutting the maximum jail sentence they face to seven years from 15 years.</p> <p><strong>Also read:</strong> </p> <p><a href="http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/05/greenpeace-protests-worldwide-for-release-of-activists-held-in-russia/">Greenpeace protests worldwide for release of activists held in Russia</a></p>