Boaters gather as the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica heads under a railroad bridge and up the Willamette River in Portland, Ore., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protestAuthorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation.Several protesters in kayaks moved toward the center of the river as the ship began its trip, but authorities in boats and personal watercraft cleared a narrow pathway for the Fennica.Authorities also jumped into the water to physically remove some protesters who left their kayaks.Authorities moved in hours after a federal judge in Alaska ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters dangled from the bridge to block the ship.On Thursday, activists in about 50 kayaks milled beneath the bridge as other protesters dangled from ropes above.
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