Agriculture and Fisheries Council: Greenpeace demonstration
End production: 17/12/2007 First transmission: 17/12/2007
Greenpeace campaigners blocked the entry to the European Council where EU Fisheries Ministers had to enter to hold a meeting to decide the allowable amounts of fish to be fished for 2008 in the different areas. Around 200 members of Greenpeace from 14 countries built a wall in front of the main entry of the building, and blocked the other entries with chains and nets during nearly one hour. With this action, Greenpeace wanted to send a message to Ministers that Europe is fishing too much. They accused the Ministers of not listening to scientific advise, resulting in mismanagement of Europe's seas.
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||Greenpeace campaigners building a wall to block the main entrace to the Council of the EU (13 shots)
||Police arresting Greenpeace campaigners (7 shots)
||Iris Menn, Ocean Campaigner for Greenpeace, (in ENGLISH) saying that the crisis in the ocean is very strong, so they need to send a strong message to Fisheries Ministers that they are incompetent; and they would like to see the Environment Ministers taking their responsibilities for the protection of the oceans because they have the protection of the ocean as a main priority instead of the Fisheries Ministers, who are only taking care of economic profit
||Greenpeace campaigers arrested