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6 protesting Shell's Arctic drilling arrested in Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) -- An activist protesting Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean has been arrested for trespassing at a Port of Seattle Commission meeting.

Port spokesman Peter McGraw says the meeting was adjourned Tuesday afternoon when protesters began disrupting it, and one person was arrested for trespassing.

Earlier in the day, police arrested five activists who had chained themselves together in rocking chairs and blocked train tracks outside the seaport terminal where Royal Dutch Shell's drill rig is parked.

The rig is being prepared to explore for oil off Alaska's coast this summer.

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