Greenpeace rammed to prevent piracy

Activists injured in incident.

Spanish navy rammed Greenpeace boat to prevent “piracy,” Defense Ministry says

The Spanish Defense Ministry has justified the actions of the country’s navy, which rammed into a Greenpeace boat, injuring activists. The ministry believes the Navy had no other choice as they were preventing an act of “piracy.”

The Navy “did what it had to do” to prevent the environmentalist group from committing a “crime of piracy,” the Defense Ministry told Europa Press on Monday.

The officials were reacting to accusations of an “unjustified use of force” from Greenpeace in the wake of an incident on Saturday, when two inflated boats from the group’s Arctic Sunrise ship attempted to approach an oil drilling ship, Rowan Renaissance, off the Canary Islands.

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