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Greenpeace Activists Who Rappelled Off Houston Bridge Facing Charges

HeadlineSep 16, 2019

The 26 Greenpeace activists who were arrested last Thursday after they rappelled off a bridge above the Houston Ship Channel have been released. All face either state felony or state and federal charges for their nonviolent act of civil disobedience. The action brought shipping traffic to a halt in the largest oil export channel in the United States as the environmental activists called on presidential candidates to support the Green New Deal ahead of last week’s debate, and for a just transition away from fossil fuels. Greenpeace USA said the activists faced abuse while in custody.

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