04/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Greenpeace Blocks Main EU Building In Protest

Wearing yellow and blue ponchos and bearing banners saying "Save the climate" and "Bail out the planet," 340 activists from 20 countries participated in the protest, according to a Greenpeace statement.

The protest targeted the Justus Lipsius building in the heart of Brussels' European quarter where EU governments officials meet and summits are held. Finance ministers were meeting at the time of the protest.

"Finance ministers are giving billions of taxpayers' money to failed banks, but we're here to make sure they also put money on the table to tackle climate change," said Greenpeace campaigner Thomas Henningsen.

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