Just yesterday, representatives of environmentally-friendly organization Greenpeace gathered around Shell's headquarters in Houston, Texas and blocked company employees from entering the building.
This latest protest organized by Greenpeace members is part of their “Save the Arctic” campaign, which strongly opposes Shell's drilling operations in this part of the world.
In order to get their point across, the protesters hung a huge banner on the company's headquarters, which read: “Stop Shell, Save the Arctic.” As well as this, they tried to replace the Shell's official logo with the image of a polar bear.
Moreover, the activists staged a hoax, meaning that Greenpeace Executive Director, Sylvia Borren, pretended that she was in fact Shell's new CEO and that she had decided that the company was to give up on drilling for oil and turn towards investing in green energy sources instead.
As reported on Greenpeace's official website, her exact words when addressing the crowds were: “My first move as the new CEO of Shell is simple and effective: no more drilling for oil in the pristine Arctic.”
It comes as no surprise that the police were quick to intervene in order to help get control of the situation.
Thus, nine of the environmentalists who took part in this protest were arrested. Apparently, Sylvia Borren was also detained for questioning.
In spite of these drawbacks, Greenpeace members claim that they are more determined than ever to keep pushing forward with their “Save the Arctic” campaign, as they hope that sooner or later somebody will start paying attention to their warnings.
Given the fact that various celebrities have also recently decided to join in on the fight to rescue the icy Arctic region and to prevent various oil and gas companies from drilling in this part of the world, it is to be expected that Greenpeace might in fact end up winning this argument.