Lanterns out for Arctic protesters
I have just come back from Bonn, where Greenpeace supporters joined in their own version of the traditional lantern processions which take place here at this time. Children and parents carry home made lanterns to mark St.Martin’s day, in memory of the saint who cut his cloak in half to give warmth to a beggar. In the Greenpeace marches held across Germany today, the marchers were swinging their lanterns in an appeal for the release of the Arctic 30, the crew of the Arctic Sunrise still under arrest in Russia. The procession in Bonn was heading for the Russian consulate here. It was a well timed event, marking two months of imprisonment for the peaceful protesters and the UN climate conference in Warsaw at the halfway mark.
DateNovember 16, 2013 | 5:43 pm