2 dozen protesters arrested outside Chevron HQ

More than 2 dozen protesters were arrested for blocking Chevron's main entrance and backing up traffic.

December 7, 2009 5:47:34 PM PST
More than two dozen protesters were arrested on Monday outside Chevron's headquarters in San Ramon, during a demonstration timed to coincide with the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen.

A group of demonstrators locked arms at the oil company's main entrance gate, backing up traffic on Bollinger Canyon Road and Interstate 680.

San Ramon police arrested 29 people, most were cited and released, but eight of them were booked into the county jail.

Protesters claim Chevron is polluting the environment, blocking solutions to climate change, and harming local communities.

Chevron responded today by saying it respects the law, supports universal human rights and works hard to protect the environment.