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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Greenpeace activists shot at and beaten in the Philippines

Just what the headline says. The activists were in the process of hanging some banners from a power plant calling for clean energy when security fired a shot, and then dragged some of them off for a beating. One was beaten unconscious with a metal bar, several are in hospital.

There's an account of the action at the campaign weblog

The best thing to do is listen to this audio update from the scene

Photos are coming soon to Greenpeace.org (this happened very early in the morning) but the good folks at Getty have the press images.

Several activists have been hospitalised, but as far as we know there were no broken bones and none of the injuries are life threatening.

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