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Activists vow protest against Cairn Energy

posted 26 May 2011, 18:25 by David Rintoul   [ updated 26 May 2011, 18:57 ]

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace used a life-sized polar bear to kick off the first day of what they say will be a “summer of protest” against Edinburgh based oil firm Cairn Energy.

Activists gathered outside Cairn’s HQ on the Capital’s busy Lothian Road on Wednesday to try and block the entrance to their offices in the financial district of the city in time for staff turning up for work.

Some passers-by stopped to watch the demonstration and were offered Greenpeace leaflets detailing the pressure group’s concerns about the company’s explorations in the Arctic.

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