Greenpeace campaigners in Český Krumlov protest against oil drilling in Arctic


Several dozen Greenpeace activists gathered in the centre of Český Krumlov in south Bohemia to protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. The event was sparked by the controversial plan by the Anglo-Dutch group Shell to restart drilling for oil in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off Alaska. The campaigners have placed a model of an oil platform by the Vltava River in the centre of the town, blocking access by boats. Head of the Czech Greenpeace Arctic campaign Petr Kucka said that the plan to drill oil in one of the last pristine places in the world is as absurd as placing an oil platform in the middle of a UNESCO cultural heritage site.