Tuesday, December 13, 2011

West Coast Port Shutdowns

Protestors march toward the port in Oakland, Ca.
by Joel DeVyldere

Ports were shut down yesterday  all up and down the West coast of the United States by members of the Occupy movement. 


Key motivations include solidarity with the Longshore workers unions' struggle against the import company EGT and retaliation against police violence against protestors on the West coast.

There were reports of police violence at the port shutdowns in Seattle and San Diego, a condition which inspired members of Occupy Oakland, who first called for the West Coast blockade, to extend their port-blocking action into late Monday night.







The following was shot at the Occupy Houston port-blocking action:



In Oakland, protestors shut down the port at 5:30 a.m. and held it through the start of the 3 a.m. shift. You can read one insurgent's eyewitness account here. Insurgents were also present at the Occupy Portland port shutdown. You can also a see a complete list of the Occupations involved on the West Coast Port Shutdown website here.

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1 comment:

Ambit Energy said...

The battle of democracy....