"Oregon 'Kayaktivists' To Protest Shell Arctic Oil Search"

"Protesters began gathering in a riverside park in Portland Tuesday evening, planning to drop kayaks in the water to protest Wednesday's scheduled launch of a ship to be used by Royal Dutch Shell for Arctic oil exploration.

Following the lead of protesters in Seattle who tried to block ships headed for Shell's planned oil exploration in the Chukchi Sea, the Portland "kayaktivists" said they would conduct a vigil overnight on the Willamette River, which runs through downtown Portland.

"Our goal is to basically demonstrate as much community resistance to Shell’s plans to drill for oil and secure new oil reserves in the Arctic,' said Meredith Cocks, organizer with environmental activist group Portland Rising Tide."

Shelby Sebens reports for Reuters July 28, 2015.

Source: Reuters, 07/29/2015