Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pro-Palestinian #BDS #BlockTheBoat protesters prevent Israeli owned ship from unloading by physically threatening the workers

OAKLAND, California (AP) — Officials say a group of pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned ship from unloading its cargo at a port in California.

International Longshore and Warehouse Union spokesman Craig Merrilees says dockworkers at the Port of Oakland did not unload cargo from the ZIM Shanghai on Saturday because of safety concerns raised by the presence of police and protesters.
According to Al-Jazeera:
He said the protesters blocked workers from driving into the terminal during their morning and evening shifts. An ILWU statement later said the workers "were threatened physically" by the demonstrators.