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SBD Global/October 3, 2013/International Football

Greenpeace Protesters Unfurl Banner, Halt Champions League Match

Greenpeace protesters "interrupted the Champions League match between Basel and Schalke 04 on Tuesday when they dropped down on ropes from the stadium roof and unfurled a banner protesting against tournament sponsors Gazprom," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Play "was halted for around five minutes when four protesters wearing orange boiler suits and helmets descended slowly on ropes which they had dropped from the roof after a few minutes of play." The banners read, "Gazprom, don't foul the Arctic" and "Free the Arctic 30" and had Greenpeace written at the bottom. The protesters "then hauled themselves back onto the roof while officials watched from the touchline and the match continued" (REUTERS, 10/1).
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