The police arrested three seasick Greenpeace activists in protests earlier this year. The activists formed part of a group that climbed onto the drilling platform near Schiermonnikoog to protest against gas drilling. They returned to shore because they felt seasick, and was arrested at Lauwersoog in Groningen.
A spokesperson for Greenpeace told RTL Nieuws that the arrests do not affect the protest. A number of activists are still on the platform. They’ve been there for some time. “The activists who were arrested had gone ashore with a boat because they were seasick”, the spokesperson confirmed.
According to NOS, they were arrested for being too close to the drilling platform – it is forbidden to come within 500 meters of a drilling platform.
The drilling platform is located about 20 kilometers from the coast on the North Sea. Test drilling was postponed due to the protest.