Greenpeace activists ‘detained’ as they try to block coal delivery in Polish port

Greenpeace activists ‘detained’ as they try to block coal delivery in Polish port

Greenpeace says several of its activists were detained by armed and masked Polish border guards who forced their way onto the group’s ship as it was trying to block a delivery of coal to the port in Gdansk.

The environmental campaign group said it was holding a “climate emergency protest” to make Poland phase out its dependence on coal.

The activists on board the vessel Rainbow Warrior were trying to block a shipment of coal from Mozambique and had painted Poland Beyond Coal 2030 and No Future In Coal on the ship’s side.

Polish border authorities said 18 activists were brought for questioning after guards forced their way onto the Rainbow Warrior on Monday night.

- Press Association

More on this topic

Twice as many people commute to work by car in Cork than in Dublin; CSO publish annual yearbook Twice as many people commute to work by car in Cork than in Dublin; CSO publish annual yearbook

Piers and Susanna boil over as ‘Mr Broccoli’ protester given TV grillingPiers and Susanna boil over as ‘Mr Broccoli’ protester given TV grilling

48% do not believe carbon tax increase is the way to tackle climate issues48% do not believe carbon tax increase is the way to tackle climate issues

Bill proposes to limit speed of e-scooters and restrict them to cycle lanesBill proposes to limit speed of e-scooters and restrict them to cycle lanes

More in this Section

Youth just seconds from death in lethal rail prank in WalesYouth just seconds from death in lethal rail prank in Wales

Judge rejects legal challenge calling for Brexit deal to be ruled unlawfulJudge rejects legal challenge calling for Brexit deal to be ruled unlawful

Lebanese PM offers 72-hour ultimatum amid nationwide protestsLebanese PM offers 72-hour ultimatum amid nationwide protests

Extinction Rebellion climate protester scales Big Ben scaffoldingExtinction Rebellion climate protester scales Big Ben scaffolding


Lifestyle

Mountaintop monasteries, vicious-looking vultures, and a seriously impressive cable car.As Ryanair launches flights to Armenia, here’s why it deserves to be your next holiday destination

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra played a storming gig at Cork Opera House, writes Des O'Driscoll Live Music Review: Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Concerns about people’s ability to access their own money have been growing – here’s what the debate is all about.Are we actually going to end up as a cashless society?

Everything entertainment you need to look out forScene & Heard: Everything entertainment you need to look out for

More From The Irish Examiner