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Shareholders and shareholder representatives from around the globe holding legal proxies were refused entry to Chevron’s annual meeting on Wednesday. Five members of The True Cost of Chevron Network were subsequently arrested at the oil giants direction, including GX’s own Antonia Juhasz, Director of our Chevron Program.

Protestors and press gathered outside the meeting as news spread like wildfire. Some folks tweeted live from Houston, others wrote articles and blog posts centered on the Chevron shareholders meeting.

We thought we’d throw together a little list to update folks about where things are at, so here you go:

A sampling of some recent live Tweets
from @changechevron:
#Chevron blocking nearly all 30+ impacted community leaders at Houston agm. All have legal proxies. Locked out. http://twitpic.com/1r8e8f

BREAKING: #Chevron is blocking valid proxy shareholders from entering its mtg one by one if they suspect we’ll raise concerns.

from @AmazonWatch:
5 arrested at Chevron Shareholder meeting! Antonia from @Global Exchange yanked from inside the meeting! Share: http://goo.gl/EPiX

From @codepinkalert:
@AntoniaJuhasz arrested at Chevron shareholders meeting for trying to expose the true cost of chevron! #arrestchevron  (not antonia!)

The following folks are tweeting live from Houston:
https://twitter.com/AmazonWatch
https://twitter.com/coldmtn
https://twitter.com/nickmagel
https://twitter.com/bandawatch
https://twitter.com/ChangeChevron
https://twitter.com/RAN

Check out some recent articles about the Chevron shareholders meeting
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  • Climate Connection posted arrest and protest videos including this one featuring Richmond, CA resident Dr. Henry Clark of West County Toxics Coalition:

Stay Connected!

Check out We Can Change Chevron’s Facebook destination with updates on Chevron resistance events.

Keep checking back with this blog for frequent updates.

Visit the Global Exchange Chevron Program Take Action page for a complete list of ways to get involved.

If you are involved in spreading the news about Chevron related activities, we’d love to hear about it.

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