Peru will Press Charges Against Greenpeace for Publicity Stunt at Nazca Lines
Peru is accusing Greenpeace environmentalists of damaging ancient earth markings after the activist left footprints on the ground during a publicity stunt geared toward the UN climate talks in Lima. Peru's vice-minister for culture Luis Jaime Castillo claimed the activists ignored "what the Peruvian people consider to be sacred," referring to the 'time for change' message placement beside the world renowned Nazca lines. Greenpeace has officially apologized to the people of Peru. The government is attempting to prevent them from leaving the country and potentially charging them with attacking archaeological monuments, a crime punishable with up to six years in prison.
By Jordan Moses
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