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Occupy protesters block Oakland port entrance

November 3, 2011 |  8:35 am

Occupy Everything sign in Oakland Nov 2 2011
Occupy Oakland protesters blocked the entrance to the Port of Oakland on Thursday morning after a night of violent clashes with police.

The protesters built a chain-link fence and placed Dumpsters at the entrance to the port at 3rd and Adeline streets, The Oakland Tribune reported.

Some port drivers left, while others attempted to navigate the blockage, the newspaper reported. A dozen protesters scuffled with port truckers.

PHOTOS: Occupy Oakland

Protester Monique Agnew stood in front of a truck forcing its way in, then hit it with a sign she was carrying.

"I can't believe they are being that aggressive over a paycheck, over your own people fighting for you," she said.

Port officials did not immediately return Times phone calls and emails requesting comment.

Large protests Wednesday at the port were mostly peaceful and resulted in the evening shift being canceled.

At the Occupy Oakland encampment downtown early Thursday morning, police clashed with protesters who had taken over an abandoned building. Three protesters were hospitalized and several officers suffered minor injuries.

As dawn broke, however, downtown Oakland was peaceful, campers and city officials reported.

City crews were cleaning up the area and covering over “large amounts” of graffiti from the night before, said Karen Boyd, a spokeswoman for the city.

“The city of Oakland remains open for business,” Boyd said.


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 -- Sam Quinones


Photo: Occupy Oakland protesters hold sign in building they took over Wednesday night. Credit: Noah Berger / Associated Press.