Russia Transfers 30 Detained Greeenpeace Activists To St. Petersburg

Were arrested after protest at Arctic oil rig


ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Officials say the 30 people arrested following a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil rig — including two Canadians — have been transferred to St. Petersburg.

Greenpeace and Russian transport officials say a sealed wagon attached to a passenger train transported the group from the northern city of Murmansk to St. Petersburg's Ladozhsky Station.

While Russia has not given an official reason for the transfer, it comes after widespread international protests over the arrest of the 28 crew members, Russian photographer and a British videographer aboard the Greenpeace ship.