Greenpeace Activists Removed from the Drilling Rig in Norway

On Tuesday morning, 12 Greenpeace activists from eight different countries climbed aboard Statoil rig Transocean Spitsbergen. The activists have protested against plans for exploration drilling near Bjørnøya.

Police in Troms confirmed that the action is over after police removed the protesters with a morning operation, reports TV2.

– There are still two activists left together with the police due to lack of space in the helicopter, says Troms Police to TV 2

The seven were not arrested, but taken into the police station to check their ID, as several of them are Norwegian.

– We are happy, we have protected Bjørnøya for 48 hours, says the head of Greenpeace, Truls Gulowsen to TV 2.

Gulowsen said Greenpeace will continue to halt the drilling activities in the region.

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