USA: "Our political leadership has utterly failed us" - Anti-Shell activist

Several hundred of people continued protesting in Seattle on Monday against the parking of a Shell Oil rig that is destined for oil drilling in Alaska. During this second day of protests, activists marched across the Spokane Street Bridge blocking the entrance to the Shell site. With a large police presence and many officers on bicycles, the protesters shouted slogans, gave speeches and played music. The march went peaceably and no arrests were reported. The 307 ft (93 metre) tall Polar Pioneer oil rig arrived in Seattle on Thursday. It is the largest of Shell's 25 vessel fleet in the Pacific Northwest that is set start drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's North Slope.

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