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The Foreigner COP15 party crashers appear in Copenhagen court. Greenpeace activists were on trial this week for gate crashing the UN Copenhagen Climate Summit Banquet almost two years ago. Dressed in elegant attire, Greenpeace Norway’s Nora Christiansen and Juanxto de Urald of Greenpeace Spain duped security guards at the Royal Palace into thinking they were part of the guest list. Surprised guests inside at the dinner hosted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark,  including Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, then British counterpart Gordon Brown, and President Barack Obama, witnessed the two unfurl banners at the entrance to the banquet that read “Politicians Talk, Leaders Act”.

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COP15 party crashers appear in Copenhagen court

Published on Thursday, 23rd June, 2011 at 17:29 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last Updated on 22nd August 2011 at 12:21.

Greenpeace activists were on trial this week for gate crashing the UN Copenhagen Climate Summit Banquet almost two years ago.



Dressed in elegant attire, Greenpeace Norway’s Nora Christiansen and Juanxto de Urald of Greenpeace Spain duped security guards at the Royal Palace into thinking they were part of the guest list.

Surprised guests inside at the dinner hosted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark,  including Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, then British counterpart Gordon Brown, and President Barack Obama, witnessed the two unfurl banners at the entrance to the banquet that read “Politicians Talk, Leaders Act”.

A Greenpeace spokesperson tells AFP eleven defendants in total of various nationalities pleaded not guilty at Monday’s proceedings, charged with offences including impersonating public officials and lèse-majesté (violating the dignity of a sovereign ruler).

“A year and a half after world leaders failed to take climate action in Copenhagen, the wrong people are still getting locked up”, Nora Christiansen reportedly said in a press statement.

The verdict is expected on 19th August.



Published on Thursday, 23rd June, 2011 at 17:29 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last updated on 22nd August 2011 at 12:21.

This post has the following tags: greenpeace, norachristiansen, uncop15climatesummitcopenhagen.





  
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