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Spartacus Star Lucy Lawless Arrested After Protesting Aboard Oil-Drilling Ship

Former Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless is  taking the “warrior” part of her persona very seriously.

The actress and environmental activist was arrested today in New Zealand  after hunkering down for four days aboard a docked oil-drilling ship in a fight  against global warming.

According to reports, the 43-year-old New Zealander, who  protested with six  other Greenpeace activists, was charged with  burglary.

On Friday, Lawless climbed atop a tower on the ship  Noble Discoverer, which  was originally set to sail for the Arctic over  the weekend. The group sought to  draw attention to how Arctic  oil drilling could accelerate global warming.

The actress, who currently stars in the battle-heavy cable series Spartacus: Vengeance, was photographed brandishing a sign that read, “STOP SHELL,” the energy  company behind the operation.

Lawless  reportedly cited her three kids as the reason for taking an  aggressive  environmental stand, saying, “My sole biological reason for being on  this planet is to ensure that they can flourish, and they can’t do that  in a  filthy, degraded environment.”

Lawless has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on  Thursday.






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