Greenpeace activists released following an amnesty over their eye-catching protest in the Russian Arctic say they aren't giving up the fight.
As members of the 30-strong Greenpeace crew arrested for protesting outside an oil rig arrived home from Russia, messages of defiance poured forth in interviews and statements released by local branches of the environmental group.
"Absurd theater," was how Danish activist Anne Mie Roer Jensen described the roughly 100-day experience in Russia, promising more action to protect the far north from energy extraction. "The fight against the oil drilling in the Arctic has only just begun."
The crew members were detained in September and charged with piracy after some of them aboard the Arctic Sunrise boat attempted to scale an offshore drilling platform owned by Russia's state-owned natural gas giant Gazprom.