Monday, July 27, 2015

Kayactivists Protest Shell Ship In Portland

The fight against drilling for oil in the Arctic has come to Portland. Climate change activists kayaked to Swan Island Friday night and then again on Saturday afternoon, to protest a drilling support ship that arrived in Portland for repairs. Some also lined up on shore, waving signs with slogans like, "Shell No, Save the Arctic." Around 200 took to the water on Saturday and circled the ship in kayaks. They creatively referred to themselves as "kayaktivists." The Coast Guard had enacted a so-called "safety zone" around the ship in an effort to keep space between the demonstrators and the massive boat, which is more than 300 feet long.


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