Advertisement

Greenpeace Office in Paris Will Reopen

August 19, 1989|From Reuters

PARIS — The environmentalist group Greenpeace is to reopen its Paris office, closed in 1987 after financial troubles and the sinking of its flagship by two French secret agents, it said Friday.

The office will open Sept. 1 when the new Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, financed by compensation from France for sabotaging the original flagship in 1985, anchors in the French Atlantic port of La Rochelle.

The French government paid $8 million to Greenpeace after the original Rainbow Warrior was sunk by a bomb planted by the secret agents in the Auckland, New Zealand, harbor, resulting in the death of a photographer on board.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|