News

Woman Chains Herself To Barrel Of Concrete, Sits On Tracks In Protest

View Comments
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who chained herself to a barrel of concrete sat on railroad tracks in Portland Monday morning to protest oil trains.

The group Portland Rising Tide said it intended to shut down a terminal that ships oil to West Coast refineries. The group says oil trains are a safety hazard and fossil fuels threaten the climate.

Police Bureau spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers were called to the northwest Portland tracks at 5:17 a.m. and they found the woman and about 15 or 20 supporters.

He says a crew was called to cut her chain so she could be arrested for trespassing.

Working with Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Simpson says police determined the protester was on a side track and didn’t block any rail cars or impact the line.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,130 other followers