(London Daily Mail) Green activists have been forced to apologize after damaging an ancient Peruvian monument during a publicity stunt.
Activists from Greenpeace placed a banner next to a figure of a hummingbird, carved more than 1,500 years ago, in a bid to highlight the case for action at the UN climate summit in Lima.
The Peruvian government said it would press criminal charges against Greenpeace activists who left footprints close to the carvings.
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"It's a true slap in the face at everything Peruvians consider sacred," said Luis Jaime Castillo, the country's deputy culture minister.