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I always love to take picture of protest. It began in 2010 when I took picture of May Day in Jakarta. On October 5th, Greenpeace around the world came together to protest the unjust detention of the Arctic 30. For those of you who don’t know about “Arctic 30”, i’ll explain a little bit about it.

Last month, the Russian Coast Guard seized the Arctic Sunrise (Greenpeace’s vessel)  and  arresested 30 activists as they protested Arctic . The drilling project, run by Gazprom, try to extract oil from Barent Sea. Greenpeace opposes Artic drilling because it is considered as a grave environmental risk. In fact, the activists protest peacefully but Russian authority accused them of “piracy as part of an organized group”. The government of the Netherlands announced on Friday (4 October) that it would launch legal action to free the ‘Arctic 30’. There are 2 dutch activists and Arctic Sunrise, which is Dutch-flagged vessel.

Here’s another picture from the protest in Jakarta which took place in Bundaran Hotel Indonesia

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