Some of the idiots in kayaks (made with petroleum) apparently drove down to Portland from Seattle to "protest" against Shell Oil.
The KATU News footage shows a sheriff's patrol boat hitting a kayaker near the St. Johns Bridge.
It happened during a showdown between law enforcement and demonstrators, who were trying to stop Shell’s icebreaking ship, the Fennica, from leaving a Portland dry dock for an oil-drilling operation in the Arctic.
The guy paddling around in our river, as it happens, is from Seattle, and he deliberately paddled his way in front of a river patrol boat.
Deputies identified the kayaker as William MacArthur, of Seattle.
The patrol threw engines into reverse when he paddled in front of the boat and couldn't be seen, but naturally, kayak paddlers are "outraged". MacArthur wasn't injured, by the way, but it's "police brutality". Idiots. Guy drives down for three hours on petroleum-based roads so he can paddle his petroleum-based kayak around in the river and "protest" petroleum. Buy a brain cell, dude.