Protesters march towards the tip of March Point during the Break Free PNW Indigenous Day of Action near the oil refineries in Anacortes, Wash., on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The protests are part of a series of global actions calling on people to “break free” from dependence on fossil fuels. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) (Associated Press)
By Associated PressMay 15 at 1:19 PM
SEATTLE — The Latest on oil protests (all times local):
Fifty-two climate activists were cited for trespassing Sunday morning after authorities cleared their protest campsite on top of railroad tracks leading to two oil refineries in Washington..
One person was also cited for resisting arrest.
A spokeswoman for the protesters says she expected everyone to be processed and released from police custody. Emily Johnston says protests would continue around Anacortes on Sunday, but she doesn’t expect people to return to the railroad tracks.
Protesters in kayaks and canoes were putting their boats in the water Sunday about 70 miles north of Seattle, to demand action on climate change and an equitable transition away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal.