“In a non-violent action, Greenpeace activists in zodiac boats attempted to lower the side of a purse seine net with sand bags to free the fish. At that moment, fishermen violently attacked the activists, harpooning one of them through the leg.”
– Isabelle Philippe, Greenpeace France
“The French fishermen were attacked by helmeted Greenpeace activists, equipped for and engaged in a violent operation – the destruction of a work tool…After trying to get the species classified as endangered, based on an erroneous reading of the scientific facts regarding the stock of bluefin tuna, now (Greenpeace) assumes the right to attack fishermen out at sea.”
– France’s National Maritime Fisheries Committee
Seen at Treehugger’s Greenpeace Activist Harpooned by French Fisherman. Reminds me of Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Workers of polluting and nature exploiting industries in violent attacks against environmentalists and Friday, October 24, 2008 Old growth forest lumberjacks attack environmentalist protestors.