A Champions League match between Schalke and Basel was briefly interrupted today when Greenpeace protesters rappelling from the roof of the stadium displayed a massive banner.
Last week a Greenpeace ship was stopped and 30 activists were taken into custody after one of them tried to board a Gazprom Russian oil platform to stop it from drilling in the Barents Sea.
Greenpeace wants them released.
Gazprom is Schalke’s shirt sponsor.
The banner read, “DON’T FOUL THE ARCTIC” and “#FreeTheArctic30.”
Regardless of your feelings on their politics, it was a pretty spectacular feat to pull off. They came down right in from of the TV cameras:
There appeared to be four people involved:
The full video:
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