Occupy movement looks to close ports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Crowds of anti-Wall Street protesters are gathering at California ports in an effort to stop traffic at two of the West Coast’s busiest terminals. Several hundred people began picketing at the Port of Oakland before dawn and has been blocking some trucks from going inside. Police are monitoring at the scene, but no major clashes have been reported so far. In Southern California, as many as 400 demonstrators gathered in a park and planned to march on the Port of Long Beach. Occupy
protesters say they plan to head to a dock facility owned by SSA Marine, a shipping company that’s partially owned by Goldman Sachs. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which represents longshoremen up and down the West Coast, has said it doesn’t support the attempted shutdowns.

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