Greenpeace activists arrested after unfurling banner on Mount Rushmore
Visitors to Mount Rushmore were, um, "treated" to an unusual sight Thursday when climbers from Greenpeace scurried unnoticed up the mountain and unfurled a massive banner calling for action on global warming.
"America honors leaders not politicians: Stop Global Warming," the banner said. In a news release, Greenpeace USA Deputy Campaigns Director Carroll Muffett said “This monument celebrates leaders who rose to the great challenges of our past. Global warming is the greatest crisis humankind has ever faced and it is the defining test of leadership for this generation. It’s an open question whether President Obama will pass that test."
South Dakota law-enforcement authorities weren’t impressed. They immediately charged the climbers with trespassing and the misdemeanor crime of climbing on Mount Rushmore National Monument.
You can click play below to watch a video from Greenpeace about its escapade.