North Sea fishers laid between 20 and 20 large rocks in front of the Amsterdam headquarters of environmental organization Greenpeace on Saturday March 6th. Banners and posters, which were subsequently removed, were also put up.
The action against the group was seen as a reaction to the recent dumping of rocks in the North Sea by Greenpeace, which served to prevent fishing vessels from trawling.
The banners read “Fishermen bring back dumped stones,” “dumped stones deadly to fishermen,” and “Greenpeace illegally dumps stones in the sea,”
Greenpeace said that it would invite the fishing workers in “for a cup of coffee to talk about nature conservation”. It said that the Council of State had already determined that the actions of the environmental organization are safe.