In their most recent political stunt, Greenpeace activists targeted the site of the ancient Peruvian Nazca Lines. The organization decided to treat the historic place as a billboard to unveil its “Time for Change: The Future is Renewable” message. The people of Peru are unhappy to say the least, and perceive such deliberate actions as the utmost disrespect to Peruvian culture.
“It’s a true slap in the face at everything Peruvians consider sacred,” Deputy Culture Minister Luis Jaime Castillo told The Associated Press of the activists’ decision to enter a “strictly prohibited” area next to a famous hummingbird design.
“You walk there, and the footprint is going to last hundreds or thousands of years,” Castillo told the AP. “And the line that they have destroyed is the most visible and most recognized of all.
Greenpeace spokesman had the audacity to claim that “everybody loved them, there was no problem” when questioned on how the local people felt about what they did.