Three anti-whaling demonstrators injured as Japan whalers use hooks

Three anti-whaling demonstrators have been injured after Japanese crew members threw grappling hooks and bamboo poles at them in a high seas clash, activist group Sea Shepherd said Wednesday.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which annually shadows and harasses the Japanese whaling fleet, said two activists were struck in the shoulder with iron hooks and one was hit twice in the face with a long bamboo pole.

The Yushin Maru No. 2 is tailing the Steve Irwin anti-whaling ship in the Southern Ocean and the incident happened about 300 nautical miles north of Mawson Peninsula in Antarctica, according to Sea Shepherd.

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