Skip to comments.Occupy Rally Shuts Down Shipping Port Indefinitely (OWS destroying jobs they pretend to want)
Posted on 11/03/2011 4:45:57 AM PDT by tobyhill
Occupy Wall Street protesters declared victory after thousands of demonstrators shut down one of the nation's busiest shipping ports late Wednesday, escalating a movement whose tactics had largely been limited to marches, rallies and tent encampments since it began in September.
As a voice over a bullhorn said "The night is not over, yet," protest organizers told demonstrators to head back to the downtown plaza where the Oakland movement has been based for more than a month. The Occupy encampment across the street from City Hall also was the scene of intense clashes with authorities last week.
The nearly 5-hour protest at the Port of Oakland, the nation's fifth-busiest shipping port, was intended to highlight a daylong "general strike" in the city, which prompted solidarity rallies in New York, Los Angeles and other cities across the nation.
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Liberal Mayors, Governors, and Police Unions, sympathizing with protesters, is what shut down the port and permitted vandalism to the banks.
I find it sarcastically amusing that groups of communist agitators and anarchists would adopt a catch phrase that was originally used to describe a movement that was trying to throw off the chains of communism and achieve capitalism and democracy. Solidarity my behind.
It will be interesting which will happen can they sue the Cities or will te cost of Insurance go up to small businesses?
protest organizers = obamalarvae
When real Americans get tired of being lept form their jobs, tired of having to deal with these bums in te street, tied of the BS there will be clashes the authorities may not be able to handle.
My wife and I flew to Oakland once for a day trip to San Francisco. We figured we would take Bart. We thought it would be a fun adventure. The bus from the airport took us to the bart station and we were horrified. It was like a scene out of I am Legend and Mad Max rolled into one place. There were a lot of people there but I felt naked without a side arm. We never got on Bart but took another bus back to the Airport and flew home. And these folks are only making it worse.
Oakland needs to be nuked and rebuilt, like they did to Hiroshima.
BTW, I lived in Vallejo back in the mid-60’s. Oakland was nowhere near the cesspool then that it is now.
Perfectly fine ports in San Pedro, Seattle and San Diego. Oakland had best get its port open pronto.
This is not ‘free speech’ it is soft terrorism. Buck up Mayors; Governor’s. . .DO freaking something!
Too bad a group of properly motivated longshoremen weren’t employed to clear the entrances.
You left out the Manzanillo Container Terminal in Mexico That loves union turmoil in California
Oakland was once the California “city of broad shoulders.”
Pity what it has become.
And shutting down a shipping port is going to get them a job, How?
The OWS gangs are receiving substantial police protection. This deal would have been all over weeks ago if the cops were pulled back and sent out to do their jobs elsewhere.
They apparently only want ‘jobs’ that the government ‘creates’ for them. ‘Jobs’ that allow them to do whatever THEY want to do whenever THEY want to do it while receiving a ‘living wage’ from OTHER people’s taxes.
“Although windows at two bank branches and a Whole Foods store were broken and graffiti was painted inside one of the banks, officials described the protests as peaceful and orderly and said no arrests had been made.”
Who are these anonymous “officals”?
NPR gushing out their marxist propaganda at taxpayers expense.
Most of them actually only seem to want their student loans paid. I don’t think “jobs” are really part of the equation for them.
Our Constitution affilrms our right of peacable assembly to seek redress of wrongs from the government. It does not mention any right to destroy commerce. It should take less than an hour to reopen the port.
Those who belived that civilization would recreate itself if we leave these neanderthals together long enough were wrong. The only thing evolving at these camps is new strains of VD. They are a dead end on the evolutionary charts.
I think their goal is to become the Detroit of the west coast.
This is giving importers another reason (besides high labor costs) to bring the Asian stuff in thru Mexico and up thru Texas.
You cannot make me believe that this shit is not supported and planned at the highest levels of the Government,i.e., the White House and orders have not gone out to all City and State officials not to interfere with the participants.
The mob is pro-government and pro-establishment, the mob hates you and capitalism, of course the statists love it.
Obama, What have you created? Saul Alinksy would be proud of you.
We need an Occupy Mars graphic.
Don’t they use high-pressure saltwater hoses to clean the docks?
if that goes on too long they will draw the wrath of the ChiComs. Will not be pretty.
If they want a job, it is as a school administrator. Where they can sit at a desk and surf the internet, play games, tweet, cruise Facebook, and alter the grades of kids who haven't been taught squat, so the school system becomes a "model" of educational excellence.
This is just a training exercise for the 2012 elections. Their goal will be to keep as many Americans from voting against the Zero by intimidation, chaos and violence.Y'know? Every time I see this image lately, I remember the final, climactic scene in Taxi Driver. The bit where Travis Bickle goes to clean up the pimp-garbage. He is stopped at the door, turns to walk away, and finally turns back to the thug at the door and says "Suck on this [BLANK]hole." and gut-shoots the thug with a .38