Lucy Lawless was arrested along with five other Greenpeace activists on Monday aboard an oil-drilling at a New Zealand dock. They had been trying to prevent the ship from leaving port, according to the Associated Press.
"We stand in solidarity with all who love the earth - let's #SavetheArctic from @shell !" Lawless tweeted this morning, shortly before her arrest.
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Lucy Lawless, 43, the actress formerly famous for wearing a leather-and-steel next-to-nothing in the title role on "Xena: Warrior Princess," and the others were removed from the Noble Discoverer in Port Taranaki. They have been charged with burglary.
Rob Jager, chairman of Shell New Zealand, claimed in a release that the protest had put people in danger.
The Nobel Discoverer, leased by Shell, is scheduled to drill exploratory wells in the Arctic, according to AP.
Lucy Lawless and her fellow protesters are to appear in court on Thursday, the New Zealand Herald reported.
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