Peru to press charges over Greenpeace Nazca lines stunt

Peru has vowed to prosecute Greenpeace activists after they allegedly damaged the world-famous Nazca lines during an environmental publicity stunt.

Activists from the group unfurled cloth letters spelling out a green energy slogan at the millennia-old site on Monday, adjacent to where the figure of a hummingbird is etched into the ground.

Peru has said the activists damaged the ground by leaving footprints, which could last for thousands of years.

“It’s a true slap in the face at everything Peruvians consider sacred,” Luis Jaime Castillo, the deputy culture minister, said.

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  • truepeers

    Throw the book at them, but remember that when you host a climate change conference you are asking to be insulted by the global freak show.

  • Alain

    Go Peru.

  • Petrilla

    Peru should sue Greenpeace for every cent they stole from us when we donated because we believed in them back in the 70s 80s and 90s, when they amassed their fortune. And then became so Arrogant they thought they were more powerful than any country. My Stupidity bill from that time comes to my donations of about $2000 what I donated to them. Wasn’t I an idiot. Peru is the only country who has ever called these arrogant bastards to account. Bravo.

  • Petrilla

    What about the UN head criticizing climate change asking for an interview and getting it? Did I not see Peter Mansbridge doing it? Why was this? CBC doing UN becking? This is unacceptable and after the Juan Ghomeshi scandal, why would CBC accept an interview with the head of the UN castigating us, was that not the b) head of Mansbridege I saw? CBC, you are in such crap with Ghomeshi, did you really think Canadians would want to be lectured by the UN? Obviously, you CBC people, have no idea who your fellow citizens are.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      I haven’t watched the CBC since “Front Page Challenge” was cancelled…

  • Canadian

    My only encounter with Greenpiss was when they wanted signatures for a petition against oil, and I told he bizarro that he was a hypocrit for wanting me to sign with his plastic pen made from oil.
    Never heard of them again…

  • phuque uguugle

    Bloody vandalism by braindead greenies. <:o)

  • dingo ate my baby

    these bastards really crossed a line this time
    they should be jailed they should be fined they should be sued
    this was just flat out wrong and there is no excuse whatsoever

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      And I’ll bet Peruvian prisons are just like some of the country clubs in Canada. 😉

      • ntt1

        remember the shock and awe they experienced in a russian prison a few years back? they couldn’t get a pumpkin chai latte,horrors

  • robins111

    About 5 years in Peruvian jail for all the participants, with an additional fine of $50,000,000 against corporate greenpeace would be a good start.

  • David Murrell

    Greenpeace went after the Nazca lines — one imagines the agboriginals from centuries ago damaged the environment, apparently.

    • Oracle9

      Radical leftist dogma dictates that all human culture is illegitimate.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Peruvians started smashing and burning synagogues yet?

  • Scratch an environmentalist, find a litterbug.