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Greenpeace protest

, November 17, 2013

Greenpeace activists chain themselves to each other during a demonstration on Bosphorus bridge calling for the release of 30 people arrested in Russia over a protest against Arctic oil drilling, during the Istanbul Marathon in Istanbul, on November 17. The 30 people detained by Russia consist of 28 activists, including Gizem Akhan of Turkey, and two journalists, who were arrested after coastguards boarded the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise following the protest at an oil platform owned by state-controlled Gazprom off Russia's northern coast on September 18. Turkish activist Gizem's mother Tulay Akhan is standing in the background. The signs read, "Free Gizem". Reuters/Murad Sezer




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