Moscow police have arrested 10 environmental activists, including four dressed in polar bear costumes, who were protesting outside the main office of Gazprom, the Russian oil and natural gas giant. A Russian Greenpeace member told local news reporters that oil exploration in the Arctic would "inevitably lead to physical destruction of the region" and that Greenpeace is trying to "create a conversation zone around the North Pole."
September 21, 2012
Polar Bears Arrested in Russia
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