Greenpeace Activists Arrested, Deported After Attempted High Stakes Banner Hang at COP17

6 Dec 2011

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Environmental groups in Durban have staged a series of actions in recent days calling on world leaders to agree to a just climate change deal. 

Democracy Now! got an inside look at one action staged by Greenpeace to hang a banner off of a Durban hotel where a meeting of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development was taking place, bringing together representatives from a number of large corporations and delegates to the U.N. Climate Change Conference. The banner read: "Listen to the people, not the polluters."

Seven Greenpeace activists were arrested and three were deported by South African authorities.

Editor's Note: You might also be interested in this Democracy Now! interview with Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace, at Durban's International Convention Centre where the COP17 meeting is taking place.

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