Weekend closures, lane restrictions impact SR 99, I-5 and I-90

Activists chain themselves to car, oil barrels in latest protest at port (PHOTOS)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SEATTLE — A group of about 50 activists protesting Shell’s Polar Pioneer oil rig at the Port of Seattle chained themselves to each other, oil barrels and even a car Tuesday morning.

The activists said they hope to disrupt work at the port and the 400-foot long oil rig, docked in Seattle for the summer before it moves into the arctic for exploratory drilling.

Police were at the port watching the protests.


Officers have not attempted to move the protesters. Tuesday marks five straight days of protests at the port.

“I want to save the arctic for my children,” one protester, whose arm was chained to another protester’s, said.

This story is breaking and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


  • tootietuttle

    it’s good to see these activists are productive in society, albeit sitting on their butts and doing nothing…still a good start for these liberals.

  • Magnus

    OK, wanting to protest something? Go ahead. Wanting to stop work at the port? BAD. If they are interfering with normal work occurring at the port by their antics, they should be fired, or keel hauled or just treated like the object they attached themselves to. We have a massive apple crop that cost our Washington Farmers millions rotting on the vine because of the slowdown at the port earlier this year, our economy will suffer if the port keeps having interruptions. Arrest em all or tell them they can protest, but in a designated area. Not blocking the workflow.

  • Shawn

    What a bunch of idiots. I live in west seattle, pay property taxes there, and those out of town protesters do not represent me at all!! I want that terminal generating revenue.

  • Shan K

    Why do the police let them block traffic and impede others from working? They are trespassing and interfering with other citizens. Police should get them to move along or arrest them.


    I should be there supporting them, but I think my oxygen tank might explode in the heat OR the tires on my mobility cart might deflate from the heat…

  • Von

    Good to see my Americans standing up for what is right. To add insult to the anti-Americans I am a West Seattleite! Hooray for the protesters, thank you for using another opportunity to show the pursuit of liberty and happiness (as the Constitution declares) is bound by democratic means and that the government has a liability whether it’s helping us or the latter, karma. Keep up the good work my fellow citizens.