Three journalists were arrested and held by police while covering Greenpeace’s occupation of an oil rig. The men, working as Greenpeace photographers, said that they were held overnight and that their equipment had been kept by the police. Fourteen people have been arrested after protesters scaled a Transocean rig headed for the Vorlich oil field. Sarah North, an activist on board Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship, which has been following the rig, said: “We are determined to stop BP drilling new oil wells in the North Sea. The ball is in BP’s court. Will they continue with their climate wrecking plan or wake up to the climate emergency that we face? We’re calling on them to act with leadership by transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy”.
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