Occupy protesters block Oakland port entrance
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.
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.
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.
-- Sam Quinones
Photo: Occupy Oakland protesters hold sign in building they took over Wednesday night. Credit: Noah Berger / Associated Press.