Paddleboard draped over his back, an activist makes his way to the beach to put into the water.

Protests of Shell Oil’s mooring of the Polar Pioneer continued on Monday,

Protests of Shell Oil’s mooring of the Polar Pioneer continued on Monday, with protestors forming a blockade at Terminal 5. Those protests followed Saturday’s on-water protests against Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean.

At the Saturday protest, hundreds of “kayaktivists” took the water for the “Paddle in Seattle.” Photographer Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren was on the water with the protestors, and got these shots. Additional photos of Monday’s rally by our own Casey Jaywork.

Below, see video of Sarra Tekola speaking at the rally Monday.


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A group of protestors prepares to put into Elliot Bay.

A kayaktivist gets a push as she heads out into the water.

Protestors push off the beach, ready to head into the Bay.

Hundreds of kayaktivists assemble within sight of the Polar Pioneer oil rig.

Hundres of kayaktivists line up in Elliot Bay.

Kayaktivists line up for a waterborne demonstration as a Seattle police boat keeps watch.

Kayaktivists hold up a series of banners declaring “Climate Justice Now.”

Kayaktivists hold up a series of banners declaring “Climate Justice Now.”

Two kayaktivisits protest Shell’s nearby arctic oil rig.

Hundreds of kayaktivists paddle through Elliot Bay to the mouth of the Duwammish to protest Shell’s Polar Pioneer oil rig, moored nearby.

Kayaktivisits group around Shell’s Polar Pioneer oil rig, moored at Terminal 5 at the mouth of the Duwammish River.

A Coast Guard boat enforces the 100-meter safety zone around the feet of the oil rig.

Kayaktivisits group around Shell’s Polar Pioneer oil rig, moored at Terminal 5 at the mouth of the Duwammish River.

Members of local Indian tribes canoe back toward shore after protesting Shell’s looming Polar Pioneer oil rig.

Kayaktivisits group around Shell’s Polar Pioneer oil rig, moored at Terminal 5 at the mouth of the Duwammish River.

Hundreds of kayaktivists paddle back to shore following the waterborne demonstration.

Hundreds of kayaktivists paddle back to shore following the waterborne demonstration.

Hundreds of kayaktivists paddle back to shore following the waterborne demonstration.

Hundreds of kayaktivists paddle back to shore following the waterborne demonstration.

Hundreds of kayaktivists paddle back to shore following the waterborne demonstration.

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