Norwalk Native Arrested At Greenpeace Protest In The Netherlands

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Norwalk native and Greenpeace activist Pete Willcox is arrested by Dutch police during a demonstration in Rotterdam on Thursday, May 1.
Norwalk native and Greenpeace activist Pete Willcox is arrested by Dutch police during a demonstration in Rotterdam on Thursday, May 1. Photo Credit: Courtesy @savethearctic Twitter

NORWALK, Conn. -- Pete Willcox, a Norwalk native and captain of the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior, was arrested with his crew by Dutch police after attempting to block a Russian oil tanker from mooring in Rotterdam on Thursday, May 1, according to RT.com. 

Authorities said they would allow Greenpeace activists to protest but stepped in when the group went back on an agreement not to interfere with the tanker, RT.com reported. 

Willcox and the other detainees were released by Dutch police, RT.com said.

Willcox and his crew on his previous ship, the Arctic Sunrise, were detained for 100 days by Russian authorities after staging a protest near an oil rig in the Arctic Ocean last year.

Click here to read the full story of the protest in Rotterdam. 

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A true American hero

A true American "nut case."