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Two more Greenpeace activists fined for St. Johns Bridge protest

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

Another two Greenpeace protesters who tried to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for an Arctic oil-drilling operation have been fined $5,000 by the Coast Guard.

The icebreaker Fennica arrived in Portland last month for repairs. When the repairs were done, 13 protesters suspended themselves from a bridge to try to block it from going to the Arctic. The icebreaker got through July 30.

A total of seven protesters have now been fined $5,000 apiece. Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener says they were fined for interfering with the safe operations of a vessel.

They can either pay the mandatory minimum fine, or appeal before a hearings officer.

Those fined include: Elizabeth Mount, Benjamin Reynoso, Michael Luurtsema, Katharine Loncke, Mark Floegel, Caroline Hansley and Sharon Spencer.

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