It was the dead of the night, during the early the morning of July 29th, when 13 Greenpeace protesters rappelled off of the side of the St. John's bridge in Portland, Oregon. It was part of an ingenious and daring plan that would place their bodies between Shell and its controversial plans to drill in the Arctic.
As word spread of the protest, soon the eyes of the world were on Portland. And as the drama unfolded over the next 40 hours, thousands of citizens followed along at home and on TV, captivated by one the most inspiring and dramatic showdown's to take place in recent environmental history.
This is the story of these climbers, and their action that made headlines around the world....
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