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Protesters march from State House to Marriott in opposition to offshore drilling

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After the Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI)’s press conference, Save the Bay organized a march from the Rhode Island State House, to the Marriott Hotel on Orms Street, where the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was holding its public meeting to sell the idea of offshore drilling to the public. It was hard to get an accurate count of the marchers, but well over 100 made the trip, carrying signs and chanting, “No drills! No spills!”

The marchers arrived at the Marriott shortly after 4pm. At 5pm many entered the hotel itself for the People’s Hearing

Below is a video of Cindy Sabato, leading the crowd with a megaphone.


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