Kayaktivists and rope-sitters block Shell's icebreaker rig


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Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:00am
Kayaktivists in Portland
Thirteen activists are suspended from ropes hanging from the Saint John’s bridge, more than fourteen hours after they rappelled down from the bridge early this morning.  They are supported by around 150 ‘kayaktivists’, who gathered Tuesday night in Saint Johns’ Cathedral Park to try to block a ship leased by the Shell Oil company from exiting the harbor. 
The ship, the USC Fennica, was in Portland for repairs after a gash was discovered in its hull while en route to the Arctic circle.
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