Volkswagen Gets Shocker as Greenpeace Hijacks Cars

Over 1000 Volkswagen cars arriving Britain from Germany have been stopped by Greenpeace activists in what seems like an anti-diesel protest aimed at immobilizing diesel vehicles.

Volkswagen admitted cheating diesel emission tests in 2015, triggering a political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major  markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines.

Greenpeace admitted its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop its unloading at the port of Sheerness in Southeast England.

According to Reuters the Greenpeace activists were already on board having unfurled a banner with words "Ditch Diesel" alongside an image of a young girl suffering from a respiratory illness, a spokesperson for the environmental pressure group said.

Other protesters had earlier broken into a vehicle park at Sheerness to stick labels on engines and attempt to immobilize cars by taking the keys, Greenpeace admitted.

Most have now left but two remain on site, holding several thousand car keys, and will remain there until the ship returns to Germany, a spokesperson confirmed.

VW declares that keys have been removed from some vehicles.

VW denies most of the cars on board the vessel were diesel cars rather petrol models.

Britain aims to ban sale of diesel vehicles from 2040- replicating plans by France and other cities such as Madrid, Mexico City and Athens-as part of efforts to improve air quality.

However, activists affirm the measures need to be implemented now!

"Diesel cars are toxic- so we are here to block VW imports on behalf of all children who are the most accutely affected by the health impact," 38 year-old activist Janet Baker stated.

"The government says we need to wait another 23 years for dirty diesel to be banned. We can't wait that long.


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