The Peruvian government is planning to file criminal charges against Greenpeace activists who may have permanently scarred the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site during a publicity stunt.
Several Greenpeace activists entered into the prohibited area beside the figure of a hummingbird where they laid big yellow cloth letters reading: "Time for Change! The Future is Renewable." They were also sure to leave a signature. The message was intended for delegates from 190 countries at the UN climate talks being held in Lima.
Peru is planning to file criminal charges against the activists before they leave the country.
Greenpeace apologizes for protest at Peru's Nazca Lines
Our apology to the people of Peru http://t.co/w8ccVgEnEr We take personal responsibility for actions, willing to face consequences— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) December 10, 2014