Agriculture and Fisheries Council: Greenpeace demonstration

Type: Report   Reference: I-055978   Duration: 10:03:55  Lieu:
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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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Greenpeace campaigners building a wall to block the main entrace to the Council of the EU (13 shots) 00:01:45
10:01:50 Police arresting Greenpeace campaigners (7 shots) 00:01:29
10:03:19 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 00:00:27
10:03:46 Greenpeace campaigers arrested 00:00:09
10:03:55 Police forces 00:00:06
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