Danish court convicted Greenpeace activists’ but recognised right to peaceful protest

A Danish court today recognised both the peaceful and political nature of a Greenpeace protest during the failed 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, by sentencing eleven activists to 14-day suspended sentence, considerably less than the harsh penalties demanded by the state. In December 2009, on the last evening of the Copenhagen Climate Summit, three Greenpeace activists walked up the red carpet at a state banquet, where they unfurled a banner calling on the 120 world leaders in attendance to take urgent climate action. The banner read “Politicians Talk, Leaders Act”. The three activists were immediately arrested, and along with a Greenpeace climate campaigner, spent 20 days in prison, over Christmas and New Year ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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