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Greenpeace protests at 2 more Champs League games

LONDON (AP) — Greenpeace says it succeeded with two more protests Wednesday at Champions League matches against competition sponsor Gazprom.

At Austria Vienna vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, environmental activists dressed as cheerleaders entered the pitch with players and held banners protesting the Russian company's oil drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean.

At Napoli vs. Arsenal, activists abseiled from the stadium roof at half time to unfurl a banner supporting an Italian campaigner who was among 30 people detained by Russian authorities in September when a Greenpeace ship was seized.

On Monday, an anti-Gazprom banner was revealed during a Real Madrid news conference ahead of its match at Copenhagen. The latest protests did not stop a Champions League match, which Greenpeace achieved in September by abseiling from the stadium roof during Basel vs. Schalke.

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