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Russian environmental activists and inflatable orca kayak past Kremlin in protest action
5:10 pm, November 18, 2019
The Russian branch of the environmental activism group Greenpeace took to the water on Monday to protest the capture and imprisonment of dolphins and whales. In the protest action, activists kayaked on either side of an inflatable killer whale past the walls of Moscow’s Kremlin. Between the orca’s fins was a sign that read “Thank you for letting us go — now don’t hunt us anymore,” a reference to the “whale prison” at Russia’s far southeastern corner where about a hundred orcas and beluga whales were held against their will. They were released into the Sea of Japan in early November. Novaya Gazeta
that police officers arrested two activists and one of the newspaper’s own photojournalists following the action.
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