Sep 21, 2017

VW diesel car protest: Greenpeace members climb on boat

Environmental protesters have climbed on to a ship at a Kent port transporting diesel cars from Germany. Greenpeace said campaigners had boarded the ship at Sheerness in Kent and were preventing the unloading of the cars. More than 40 people are "Attempting to immobilise all the VW diesel cars by removing their keys", a Greenpeace spokesman said. Greenpeace said 25 volunteers had boarded the 23,000-tonne ship in the Thames Estuary and were now hanging from the 27m-high unloading doors. The Greenpeace spokesman added: "Simultaneously, 41 volunteers have scaled the fences at Sheerness port in Kent - the intended destination of the ship -and gained access to the vehicle park, where several thousand VW diesel cars are awaiting distribution to suppliers."

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