Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protestors blocked gates at some of the West Coast's busiest ports in the U.S. and Canada, as part of a nearly three-month-old movement.
Monday's protests caused a partial shut down of operations at some of the terminals in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon.
In Portland, hundreds of protesters blocked entrances at two terminals preventing trucks from entering. Employees of the terminals were told to stay home from work. In Oakland, unions representing dock workers and longshoremen sent workers home after hundreds of protesters blocked an entrance to the port.
[These are the REAL scenes of what the "Occupiers" are doing. Crimes in nearly all civilized societies.]
The demonstrations are called “Wall Street on the Waterfront” and are targeting SSA Marine, a shipping company that is partially owned by investment bank Goldman Sachs. Protesters accuse the company of unfair labor practices and union busting.
Goldman Sachs has been a regular target of the anti-Wall Street campaign.
The Occupy Wall Street movement began in New York in September. It says it represents the “99 percent” — those outside the top 1 percent of wealth holders, though several of its biggest supporters are those in the top 1% income bracket, including Hollywood Stars, George Soros, Barack Obama, and Nancy Pelosi, some of which have profited greatly from Goldman Sachs transactions.
Last week, Occupy protesters in Washington joined thousands of people, including jobless and underemployed Americans, for three days of demonstrations. VoA
[Lest we forget, this was the protests of 2008 and 2009, with a far different focus, and far different manners:]