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SEATTLE (AP) — When a flotilla of kayaktivists didn’t stop Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean, some opponents took to the phones to show their distaste.

The Seattle Times reports that shell.noblogs.org — a website devoted to opposing Shell’s use of Elliott Bay — directed protesters to engage in an “electronic blockade” of local businesses supporting the oil company.

The blog provided phone numbers and email addresses of Shell affiliates to be targeted by protesters during business hours Monday. Protesters were told to tie up phone lines and flood inboxes to show their distaste.

Businesses targeted included the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19, Jones Stevedoring, Carlile Trucking, Incident Catering Services and Foss Maritime Company.

A Foss spokesman says the campaign was only a minor nuisance Monday.

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5 comments

    • jennifer

      yes and should be treated as such! give them all tickets, make it cost them some like its costingall those they ae bother and lives they too are wrecking by tying up company phone lines and such!

  • jennifer

    sounds like a bunch of whining life controlling bullies if you ask me and their kids are not too far behind if you watch the media yuo see kids left and right acting out uncontrollably just like the protesters are all being nowadays. apple oes not fall far from the tree in some cases! ridiculous! I se them doing this as rude and anti protesting and interfering with others jobs and lives that they already struggle with as it is!!!! go home geta life and stop using oil yourselves

    • george

      Yeah, that’s exactly what people use to say when protesters insisted on sitting at segregated lunch counters, or sat at the front of a bus, or demanded the right to vote, or in South Africa demanded rights, or in China demanded some freedoms, or many other ways that protesters stood up for what they believed in.