Javea Grapevine Issue No. 170 - 2014 - Page 22

22 | The Grapevine Issue 170 2014 The Protest against Oil Exploration Continues Alan Hermann is so passionate about opposition to the Oil Surveys that he has paddled the 60 miles between Jávea and Ibiza’s Cala d’Hort. Supporting protestors and volunteers from Jávea, used the day before to collect more signatures for the “Javea Diu No” campaign addressed to the European Parliament. The Councillor for Tourism, Antonio Miragall and Sports Councillor, Juan Luis Cardona, took advantage of conclusion of the Triathlon event in the Arenal to encourage more sig- natures from competitors and spectators. Later in the afternoon, volunteers moved to the Port to continue to collect signatures. At dawn, Alan departed from Club Náutico Jávea, to follow a surfing course towards Ibiza, paddling for more than 12 hours to prove his radical opposition to the surveys. Alan Hermann’s symbolic activity supported via the Aliança Mar Blava http://alianzamarblava.org/en/.