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[cdn-nucl-l] Greenpeace activists fined for breaching security at nuclear plant
Posted on Yahoo News on September 2, 2002 and at:
Maybe Greenpeace will try the same stunt to protest the new Iranian or
North Korean power plants. Someone might warn GP that security there
might be more apt to shoot first and ask questions later...
Greenpeace activists fined for breaching security at nuclear plant
Mon Sep 2, 5:58 AM ET
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Twelve Greenpeace activists who were convicted
of trespassing after staging a peaceful protest at a nuclear power plant
were sentenced Monday to fines totaling 5,000 rand (dlrs 500).
The activists, who come from Argentina, Australia, Spain, The
Netherlands, Mexico, Lebanon, Britain, New Zealand and Canada, were
found to be have flouted the conditions of their temporary residence
permit and are to be deported.
The protest was staged Aug. 24 just ahead of the launch of the U.N.
World Summit, the world's largest ever environmental conference, in
Johannesburg, 1,290 kilometers (800 miles) to the northeast.
The activists approached the Koeberg power station, just north of Cape
Town, in two inflatable boats just after dawn. Three men and three women
disembarked on a jetty in the power plant harbor and used grappling
hooks to scale a nearby building, where they unfurled a banner reading:
"Nukes out of Africa."
Police then arrived in their own inflatable boat and boarded the
Greenpeace vessels. The six crew - two women and four men - were
arrested and escorted in their boats back to the Koeberg harbor. The six
climbers were arrested after descending the building.
Police said they would return Greenpeace's boats and climbing equipment.