Portsmouth Greenpeace group joins nationwide action against ocean mining with South Parade Pier display
ENVIRONMENTAL activists in Portsmouth have displayed banners around South Parade Pier as part of a nationwide protest against deep sea mining.
Hundreds of Greenpeace groups across the country have been highlighting their outrage over the issue by sending photos of their anti-deep sea mining banners to the government.
Greenpeace Portsmouth joined the day of action by displaying their homemade banner at the South Parade Pier.
Rob Horrocks, a Portsmouth Greeneace volunteer from Fareham said: ‘The deep sea doesn't seem a world away from Portsmouth, and in the year that the UK hosts the UN climate negotiations, we have a chance to prevent the needless destruction of our oceans.
‘We’re sending a message to the UK Government that they need to take ocean protection seriously, and end their support for deep sea mining.’
‘Greenpeace Portsmouth has been campaigning for years for oceans protection, such as by hosting a photo exhibition last year to showcase the beauty of our oceans.’
Earlier this month, Greenpeace Portsmouth hosted online screenings of Greenpeace’s documentary series Ocean Witness, and hundreds of people tweeted foreign office minister Zac Goldsmith about the need for an international treaty on ocean wildlife preservation.
Earlier in the year, The News backed a major campaign by organisations to turn Portsmouth into a greener city.