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

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

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

La Sagrada familia se convierte en nuestro altavoz para pedir la liberación de los #Arctic30 . #FreeTheArctic30 !!! pic.twitter.com/lxVr4bChJC

— Greenpeace Murcia (@greenpeace_mur) November 8, 2013

HAPPENING NOW: Action of solidarity with the #Arctic30 from Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (via greenpeace_esp</a>) <a href="http://t.co/k9IMMSFJBP">pic.twitter.com/k9IMMSFJBP</a></p>&mdash; Arctic Sunrise (gp_sunrise) November 8, 2013

Activistes de Greenpeace continuen a la Sagrada família #Barcelona, demanant la llibertat dels detinguts a Rússia pic.twitter.com/RIqSJ5etSu

— Greenpeace España (@greenpeace_esp) November 8, 2013

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.

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.

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Greenpeace protests worldwide for release of activists held in Russia

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