Greenpeace Facing Charges For Disturbing Nazca Lines
After trespassing on the Nazca lines to erect a banner, Greenpeace is facing criminal charges because the government says the group damaged the site.By Sebastian Martinez | December 10, 2014
If Greenpeace was expecting publicity for a stunt it pulled on Peru's famous Nazca lines, it probably should have also been expecting criminal charges.
And the Peruvian government has dutifully obliged after activists trespassed on the site of the lines to put up a banner reading "Time For Change! The Future Is Renewable," and signed the message, "Greenpeace." (Video via The Guardian)
The Peruvian government alleges the group damaged the lines, and the country's culture minister said the group never consulted the government before the stunt because they knew it was illegal. (Video via RPP Noticias)