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4 Greenpeace timber protesters arrested

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Police arrested four Greenpeace activists who lashed themselves to a cargo ship for two days to protest logging operations in a Canadian rain-forest.

The activists, dressed in bright orange jumpsuits, tied themselves to the Thorseggen's loading crane on Tuesday and unfurled a banner that read: "Stop Destroying the Great Bear Rainforest."Great Bear Rainforest is the activists' name for a five-million hectare swath of the central British Columbia coast, an area about half the size of Kentucky.

At the request of the ship's owner, about 20 officers boarded the 570-foot vessel Thursday afternoon and arrested the four protesters for trespassing.

Several others who attempted to block the ship's path were detained but not charged.