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Failure to Occupy Wall Street in the West Coast ports

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – On Monday activists Occupy movement Wall Street attempted to block several ports on the west coast of the United States but failed to cause real disruption in the port business.

Protesters managed to cause the closure of two terminals in Portland, Oregon, and to impose a brief interruption of a third terminal in Seattle, Washington.

The “outraged” that the camps were dismantled by police in the states of the West Coast intended to continue their movement by spectacular actions to protest against economic inequality, the high level of unemployment and practices of the financial system.

But mid-afternoon, their efforts seemed to have generally failed, a small number of protesters have been arrested in San Diego, Long Beach, Oakland and Seattle.

The main event took place in Oakland where a thousand people marched just before sunrise from a transit station and the port city.

Semi-trailers had been placed to block their access to terminals and two protesters were content to a confrontation with police.

The director of the Port of Oakland reported “sporadic disturbances” of the activity but said it remained normal throughout the day.

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