Oil protester arrested trying to board tanker

Phil Ball

Phil Ball

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Protester Phil Ball has been charged with trespass after he and other Greenpeace protesters were arrested in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, when they tried to prevent the first oil from the Arctic coming to the market in Europe.

Mr Ball was arrested yesterday at a Greenpeace protest in Rotterdam trying to board the oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov at about 6am.

As one of Greenpeace’s Arctic 30, the 42-year-old from Milton-under-Wychwood was held prisoner by the Russian authorities for 100 days after trying to board a Russian oil platform to protest about drilling in the Arctic last year.

This is the same oil, from the same rig, for which he was arrested last year.

He was last night being held by Dutch authorities.

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9:35am Fri 2 May 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

I hope they throw the book at him.. I notice these protesters dont protest much when in Russian Waters
I hope they throw the book at him.. I notice these protesters dont protest much when in Russian Waters yabbadabbadoo256
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12:15pm Fri 2 May 14

mytaxes says...

No doubt he will get away with it yet again. 42 and acting like a teenager.
No doubt he will get away with it yet again. 42 and acting like a teenager. mytaxes
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Fri 2 May 14

Chris Henderson says...

You obviously don't notice much yabbadabbadoo. These protesters were only recently released from Russian jails as part of Putin's Olympic amnesty
You obviously don't notice much yabbadabbadoo. These protesters were only recently released from Russian jails as part of Putin's Olympic amnesty Chris Henderson
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12:59pm Fri 2 May 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Chris Henderson wrote:
You obviously don't notice much yabbadabbadoo. These protesters were only recently released from Russian jails as part of Putin's Olympic amnesty
He's been back since the 27th December.
[quote][p][bold]Chris Henderson[/bold] wrote: You obviously don't notice much yabbadabbadoo. These protesters were only recently released from Russian jails as part of Putin's Olympic amnesty[/p][/quote]He's been back since the 27th December. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 0

1:03pm Fri 2 May 14

medicine man says...

I presume that while he is locked up again ,my taxes are supporting his wife and children .
I presume that while he is locked up again ,my taxes are supporting his wife and children . medicine man
  • Score: 3

2:06pm Fri 2 May 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

About time he grew up.
About time he grew up. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
  • Score: 1

1:05pm Sun 4 May 14

Camerons Constituency Pothole Dodger says...

And he did he get there without using oil that he hates so much? Hypocrite and pirate. Should be locked up.
And he did he get there without using oil that he hates so much? Hypocrite and pirate. Should be locked up. Camerons Constituency Pothole Dodger
  • Score: 2

5:43am Mon 5 May 14

the wizard says...

If they were not masquerading under the Greenpeace banner they would be branded Terrorists, perhaps under that banner they should be tried and punished. He obviously doesn't learn, throw away the key somebody please, and NO benefits to be paid to his dependents back here in the UK .
If they were not masquerading under the Greenpeace banner they would be branded Terrorists, perhaps under that banner they should be tried and punished. He obviously doesn't learn, throw away the key somebody please, and NO benefits to be paid to his dependents back here in the UK . the wizard
  • Score: 0

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