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Greenpeace demonstrates against Shell in Rotterdam port, calls for advertising ban

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Greenpeace demonstrates against Shell in Rotterdam port, calls for advertising ban

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AMSTERDAM, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists on Monday sought to block shipping traffic at a Shell refinery in Rotterdam port, as part of a campaign against what they call “greenwashing” — misleading advertising by oil industry companies seeking to profile themselves as pro-environment.

Shell spokesman Marc Potma said in a reaction that the company supports groups’ right to demonstrate “provided this is done in a safe manner”.

“However, that is not the case now. The protesters are illegally on our property [in Rotterdam] where strict safety regulations apply,” he said.

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