Greenpeace protesters asked to pay $700,000
Arguments over the large amount of reparation being called for from Greenpeace protesters are delaying their sentencing.
Eight Greenpeace protesters, headed by Lucy Lawless, are being asked to pay $700,000 after pleading guilty earlier this year to illegally boarding the drillship Noble Discoverer in February.
The protest disrupted preparations for the ship's departure from Port Taranaki, New Plymouth to the Arctic.
Trying to threaten Greenpeace with $700 000 in damages is ludicrous when you consider that it is Shell who should be paying damages to us all for their commitment to make more climate change.
Corporations that are part of the problem deserve all the contempt Greenpeace can associate with their brand.