27 Feb '12, 9am

Xena star Lucy Lawless arrested after protesting aboard an oil-drilling ship for four days

WELLINGTON (New Zealand) - Police on Monday arrested actress Lucy Lawless and five Greenpeace environmental activists after the group spent four days protesting aboard an oil-drilling ship docked in New Zealand. Police removed the group from their perch atop a 53-metre drilling tower on the Noble Discoverer in Port Taranaki. Lawless and six activists climbed the tower early Friday in an attempt to raise awareness about oil drilling in the Arctic and prevent the ship from leaving. One of the activists left the tower Saturday and was initially charged with unlawfully boarding a ship. All seven activists, including Lawless, have now been charged with burglary, a more serious charge. All have been released and are due to appear in a New Zealand court Thursday. Chartered by oil company Shell, the ship had been due to leave over the weekend for the Arctic to drill five explorato...

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