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Originally posted by MegasAlexandros
reply to post by whiskeycowboy
Boston Tea Party: People threw stuff off a ship. Did that not "hurt" everybody? The increased military presence, higher costs of goods in Boston, and rioting which ensued "hurt" everybody, but in the end it was the catalyst to a revolution. The end outweighed the means. I can go without "Made in China" for a while...
Protesters have effectively shut down maritime operations at the port, Director Omar Benjamin said Wednesday, as more than 4,500 people arrived at the gates.
Earlier, 50 police officers, many in riot gear and armed with tear-gas canisters, formed a line at Maritime and Bataan roads, near the police command center. About a dozen motorcycle officers had formed a second line behind the police, but have now moved.
About a dozen protesters on bicycles were facing off with the officers but are now riding around the streets outside the port. Where they are headed was not immediately known.
The crowd of more than 4,500 arrived at the Port shortly after 5 p.m. and stretched several blocks down Middle Harbor Road leading into the port as they begin their attempt to shut down the port for start of the 7 p.m. night shift.
And once a clear and decisive message has been communicated it will be even more amazing. Too bad that is unlikely to happen.
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6:30 GMT: RT’s Lucy Kafanov: Protesters occupied the building on this street, crowd built barricade
6:34 GMT: RT’s Lucy Kafanov tweets that protesters are running down the street with a garbage dumpster to block off streets.
7:04 GMT: Riot police marching down on, explosion heard, Lucy Kafanov tweets
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6:35 GMT: RT’s Lucy Kafanov: 16th Street officially taken by Occupy Oakland protesters.