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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Russian officials say 30 people arrested following a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil rig have been transferred to St. Petersburg.
Spokeswoman Svetlana Peskovskaya from the Ministry of Interior's Transport Administration confirmed Tuesday that the 28 activists, a Russian photographer and a British videographer arrived from the northern Russian city of Murmansk in a sealed train wagon
The Greenpeace ship "Arctic Sunrise" was seized by the Russian coast guard after activists staged a protest outside the oil rig belonging to Russia's Gazprom state energy giant on Sept. 18. In the midst of international pressure, Russia dropped piracy charges and the 30 are now charged with hooliganism.