GDANSK (Reuters) – Armed Polish border guards boarded a Greenpeace ship blocking a delivery of coal in the port of Gdansk late on Monday and detained two activists, officials said on Tuesday.
The environmental group said it staged the protest to highlight Poland’s continued dependence on air-polluting coal and to pressure it to phase out coal as a source of energy by 2030.
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Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior arrived in Gdansk at 1600 GMT on Monday and the ship anchored around midnight, trying to prevent a shipment of coal from Mozambique from being unloaded, according to Gdansk coastal border guard spokesman Tadeusz Gruchalla.
“We’re doing this to draw attention to the gigantic problem of Poland’s dependency on coal” Greenpeace activist Pawel Szypulski told Reuters.
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The activists also painted “stop coal” on the side of the cargo vessel with the coal shipment.
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