Greenpeace activists board ship carrying 1000s of Volkswagen diesel cars in Thames Estuary

Greenpeace activists in kayaks and boats have boarded a 23,498-tonne ship in the Thames Estuary. The ship is reportedly carrying thousands of Volkswagen diesel cars bound for the UK.
A group of up to 40 activists scaled the fences at Sheerness Port, Kent, at around 8.30am local time.
Greenpeace says it will not leave the ship until the cars, meant for UK suppliers, are returned to Germany.
The protesters are hanging off the harborside brandishing a huge poster of a child wearing a gas mask with the words “Ditch Diesel.”
In a statement, Greenpeace said: “The volunteers, including many mothers, fathers and people from all walks of life, are attempting to immobilise all of the VW diesel cars by removing the keys.
“They are also lifting the bonnets and labelling the engines with messages from 8,000 people, including many car owners, calling on VW to ditch diesel.”
Janet Barker, 38, a support worker, from Powys, Wales, and one of the volunteers taking action, said: “Diesel cars are toxic – so we’re here to block VW imports on behalf of all of the children who are the most acutely affected by the health impacts of diesel fumes.
“VW’s polluting vehicles are adding to a public health emergency harming thousands of people,” Barker said, according to the Sun.
Kent Police said officers are at the scene.

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