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Activists Dangle From St. Johns Bridge to Protest Shell Oil

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

 

Photo credit: Steve Dipaola/Greenpeace

More than a dozen Greenpeace activists lowered themselves from the St. Johns Bridge in North Portland early Wednesday morning as part of a demonstration against Shell Oil. Additionally, numerous people in kayaks and small boats entered the Willamette River below.

Greenpeace protesters created a similar demonstration in 2009 when four people attached to a massive banner dangling from a Pittsburgh bridge in protest of a global economic meeting, and in Chicago to stop a coal barge

The Portland activists are protesting the Royal Dutch Shell PCL icebreaker Fennica that arrived in Portland on Saturday to receive repairs. The vessel was damaged earlier this month when it struck an underwater obstruction in the Aleutian Islands, tearing a gash in its hull. 

The St. Johns Bridge remains open to vehicular traffic, but pedestrians and bikes have been restricted from crossing the bridge at this time, according to police. At this point, no arrests have been made and police are continuing to monitor the demonstration. 

 

Related Slideshow: 10 Oregon Colleges With The Most Reported Crime

Public and private universities are required to report criminal offenses every year, under the federal Jeanne Clery Act. GoLocalPDX analyzed the reports, made public through the Department of Education, for data from 2009 through 2013. 

The ranking is based on the average reported crime over five years, per 1,000 students. 

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#10

Oregon State University

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 248

Student Population in 2013: 27,902

Average crime per 1,000 students: 2.009

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#9

Concordia University

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 267

Student Population in 2013: 5,428

Average crime per 1,000 students: 2.016

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#8

University of Oregon

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 267

Student Population in 2013: 24,473 

Average crime per 1,000 students: 2.234

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#7

University of Portland

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 46

Student Population in 2013: 4,036

Average crime per 1,000 students: 2.335

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#6

Portland State University 

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 510

Student Population in 2013: 28,260

Average crime per 1,000 students: 3.612

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#5

Lewis and Clark College

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 70

Student Population in 2013: 3,521

Average crime per 1,000 students: 3.822

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#4

Southern Oregon University

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 86

Student Population in 2013: 5,992

Average crime per 1,000 students: 3.991

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#3

Willamette University

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 110

Student Population in 2013: 2,855

Average crime per 1,000 students: 7.62

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#2

Oregon Health & Science University 

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 167

Student Population in 2013: 2,838

Average crime per 1,000 students: 11.89

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Reed College

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 146

Student Population in 2013: 1,411

Average crime per 1,000 students: 20.036

 
 

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