Greenpeace flew its 135-foot-long thermal airship over the National Security Agency’s Utah data center on Friday morning, featuring a new slogan, “Illegal Spying Below,” painted on a downward pointing arrow.
The stunt was meant to highlight the diversity of groups pushing against the widespread government surveillance that was revealed last year. The environmental group Greenpeace was joined by the Tenth Amendment Center, which pushes for states’ rights, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
The blimp advertised a newly launched website, StandAgainstSpying.org, created by a 22-organization array of political, press, and activist groups from across the political spectrum.
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