Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/No-War-Action-in-Rotterdam--27MZIFLWW66O.htmlConceptually similarNo War Action in Rotterdam GP068HCompleted★★★★No War Action in Rotterdam GP01KEHCompleted★★★★No War Action in Rotterdam GP01KECCompleted★★★★No War Action in Rotterdam GP01KEDCompleted★★★★No War Action in Rotterdam GP01KEGCompleted★★★★No War Action in Rotterdam GP01C9Completed★★★★No War Action in Rotterdam GP01KEJCompleted★★★★No War Action in Rotterdam GP01DYLCompleted★★★★No War Action in Rotterdam GP0O9ECompleted★★★★View AllGP01KEBNo War Action in Rotterdam Greenpeace activists are over powered by a policeboat as they try to prevent the Dutch hired vessel NDS PROGRESS from leaving her berth in Rotterdam harbour. The ship is carrying US military equipment, bound for the Gulf adding to the arms build-up to war against Iraq.In original language:Geen Oorlog Actie in Rotterdam Greenpeace actievoerders worden overmeesterd door een politieboot als zij proberen te voorkomen dat het door Nederland ingehuurde schip NDS PROGRESS de Rotterdamse haven verlaat. Het schip is beladen met Amerikaans militair oorlogsmaterieel en op weg naar Irak.Locations:Europe, West Europe-Netherlands-Rotterdam HarbourDate:20 Feb, 2003Credit:© Greenpeace / Bas BeentjesMaximum size:1922px X 1232pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Boats-Cargo ship-Force-Greenpeace activists-Inflatables (boats)-Military-Peace-Police-WarsShoot:No War Action in Rotterdam the Netherlands Rotterdam harbour is the latest scene of opposition to the military build-up in the Gulf. The Rainbow Warrior and Greenpeace activists in canoes and inflatables attempt to prevent the first cargo ship loaded with US military equipment, from leaving port. Fifteen activists from twelve different countries protest with this against the war preparations the US is making with the help of the Dutch government. Despite huge European opposition in public and political circles, military equipment is flowing freely through the continent on its way to the Gulf. Greenpeace is determined to do everything it can to stop this relentless march to war. Not only will it make the world a more volatile and dangerous place, it will also be illegal, disastrous and immoral. President Bush and Prime Minister Blair have cited Iraq's suspected possession of weapons of mass destruction as a justification for an invasion, yet the US and the UK have some of the world's biggest arsenals of such weapons. They have made it clear they will not refrain from using their weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and would even consider using nuclear weapons although the International Court of Justice has ruled that threatening nuclear war is illegal. Greenpeace urges the Dutch government to stop aligning itself with those countries intent on war and to start listening to the views of its people and to team up with other European countries that favour a peaceful solution to the present crisis in the Middle East.