Greenpeace protests at 2 more Champs League games
Greenpeace says it succeeded with two more protests Wednesday at
Champions League matches against competition sponsor Gazprom.
At Austria Vienna vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, environmental
activists dressed as cheerleaders entered the pitch with players
and held banners protesting the Russian company’s oil drilling
operations in the Arctic Ocean.
At Napoli vs. Arsenal, activists abseiled from the stadium roof
at half time to unfurl a banner supporting an Italian campaigner
who was among 30 people detained by Russian authorities in
September when a Greenpeace ship was seized.
On Monday, an anti-Gazprom banner was revealed during a Real
Madrid news conference ahead of its match at Copenhagen.
The latest protests did not stop a Champions League match, which
Greenpeace achieved in September by abseiling from the stadium roof
during Basel vs. Schalke.