Brigitte Bardot spoke for the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and denounced the barbarism of the slaughter the Faeroese call “The Grind.”
Christophe Marie also spoke for the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and Faeroes Grind expert Francois Xavier Pelletier. Sea Shepherd France President Lamya Essemlali and Captain Watson represented Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
The media conference was followed by a large demonstration in front of the Danish Embassy in Paris. Over 200 people attended, as some 40 riot-equipped National Police officers guarded the entrance to the embassy, and effectively shut it down for three hours.
A coffin containing the body of a baby pilot whale that Sea Shepherd brought back from the Faeroe Islands was carried to the sidewalk outside of the Embassy. The body lay upon the European Union flag and was draped with the Danish and Faeroese flags.
Some of the policemen were shocked at seeing the body and many expressed sympathy for the cause.
Media from France and Denmark were in attendance.
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