You Have to See These Pictures of Seattle's Kayaking Climate protesters
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An estimated 500 climate activists took to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even a solar-powered party barge on Saturday to tell Shell to get the hell out of Seattle. Rallying cry: #sHellNo!

The oil giant brought a huge drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, to the city’s port on Thursday, over objections from the mayor, city council, and a whole lot of pissed-off Seattleites. Shell plans to use the port as a staging ground for oil drilling operations in the Arctic over the next two years. The kayaktivists made their objections clear — and made for a pretty spectacle against the blue-gray background of Puget Sound.

Kayaks surround Shell's rigs. This is the fight for the future.

— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) May 16, 2015

Polar Pioneer and kayaktivists
Greenpeace USA
Paddle In Seattle, sHell No
Greenpeace USA

The flotilla. It is

— Ansel (@Ansel) May 16, 2015

PHOTOS: Anti-Arctic drilling activists hold #ShellNo protest in Seattle –

— KOMO News (@komonews) May 16, 2015

TODAY: Pacific climate warriors support #sHellNo activists taking direct action in Seattle:

— RAN (@RAN) May 16, 2015

kayak protest
Greenpeace USA

Simply packed in Terminal 5, kayak to kayak.

— Sydney Brownstone (@sydbrownstone) May 16, 2015

The crime scene at the center of the climate fight this weekend.

— Chip Giller (@cgiller) May 16, 2015

Katie Herzog

Solar-powered party barge bumping Sheryl Crow at #ShellNo protest in Seattle.

— Katie Herzog (@kittypurrzog) May 16, 2015

Katie Herzog
kayaks on Seattle shoreline
Greenpeace USA

I paddle with Seattle! #ShellNo

— Miriam Friedrich (@MiriFriedrich) May 16, 2015

From David Moser via Facebook, I totally agree with this statement. "Can't we all just get a bike?" #ShellNo

— Brock Howell (@BrockRides) May 17, 2015

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You Have to See These Pictures of Seattle's Kayaking Climate protesters