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Houston oil artery reopens after police remove final Greenpeace protesters

September 13, 2019

Via: Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) – The Houston Ship Channel on Friday reopened for vessel traffic, the U.S. Coast Guard said, after the last of 11 protesters who had disrupted traffic by dangling on ropes above the key energy-export waterway was removed by police earlier in the morning.

A large portion of the channel was closed when Greenpeace protesters attached themselves and banners to a bridge over the waterway to bring attention to climate change during Thursday’s presidential candidates debate in Houston.

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