Greenpeace activists swam the Uruguay River on Monday calling for Uruguay to halt construction of two large pulp mills. They swam across with banners reading “Move out now!”
A Greenpeace ship bobbing accompanied more than a dozen protesters who described themselves as “human buoys”. The event occurred just off the Argentine side of the river border with Uruguay, not far from the site of the future mills. The plants will pollute fertile farmlands all along the northeastern river delta between the two countries, a charge rejected by Uruguay, Argentine protesters claim.