Thursday, 12 February 2009

*Green Party candidate needed five stitches after whaling clash

A British anti whaling protester needed five stitches in a head wound after a high seas confrontation last week between Japanese whale hunters and conservationists.Steven Roest, 42, was left bleeding when his rubber dinghy tried to prevent the Japanese from hauling on board a dead Minke whale.

Mr Roest, the Green Party parliamentary candidate for Twickenham, was taking part in a protest organised by Sea Shepherd, an anti-whale hunting environmental charity, to which actor Pierce Brosnan is a listed advisor.

People on the conservation ship, Steve Irwin - said they had been attacked by three Japanese whaling ships at the end of last week.

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