5 members of Raging Grannies arrested in Shell protest
at 3:36pm by Joe Copeland
Raging Grannies activists aren’t taking the presence of Shell’s oil-exploration ships in Seattle standing up. Five members of the group today sat in rocking chairs outside Terminal 5, bound themselves together and refused to budge, the Seattle Times reports. The protesters were arrested. A spokesperson for the umbrella protest group ShellNo! Action Council said the Grannies’ action was part of an effort to keep Shell’s ships from leaving on schedule later this month (a strategy that Martha Baskin mentions in a story we published here).