"Greenpeace Activists Climb London's Shard"

"Six activists climb Europe's tallest building in a protest against oil and gas drilling the Arctic."

"A group of activists from Greenpeace on Thursday scaled the Shard, the tapered 310m glass tower next to London Bridge station, as a protest against oil and gas drilling in the Arctic."

"In an action that was perhaps inevitable at some point after the completion last year of western Europe's tallest building, visible across much of central London, the six climbers began their ascent in the early hours of the morning. The activists reached the top of the building at around 7.10pm.

The Twitter feed for Greenpeace UK carried a photograph of the activists, all women, in their climbing gear before they began the protest, naming them as Wiola Smul (23) from Poland, Ali Garrigan (27) from the UK, Sabine Huyghe (33) from Belgium, Sandra Lamborn (29) from Sweden, Victoria Henry (32) from Canada and Liesbeth Deddens (31) from the Netherlands. Police said all six had been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass."

Peter Walker and Karl Mathiesen report for the Guardian July 11, 2013.


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Source: Guardian, 07/12/2013