Pro-Hamas protesters block Israeli-owned ZIM cargo-ship at Oakland port

Last month, BDS protesters obstructed cargo from being unloading off the Zim Piraeus for nearly 5 days before the vessel departed for L.A. port.



Officials say a group of pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned commercial ship from unloading its cargo at a port in California.

A woman marches with a 'Block the Boat' sign to the Port of Oakland, August 16, 2014.

A woman marches with a ‘Block the Boat’ sign to the Port of Oakland, August 16, 2014. – Photo: Steve Rhodes/Demotix/Corbis

International Longshore and Warehouse Union spokesman Craig Merrilees says longshore workers did not unload cargo from the Zim Shanghai docked at the Port of Oakland on Saturday morning because of safety concerns raised by the presence of police and protesters.

Steve Zeltzer, a spokesman for the Stop Zim Action Committee, says about 200 protesters planned to demonstrate again during the longshore workers’ evening shift.

The protesters are demonstrating in response to recent Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip.

Last month, protesters blocked cargo from unloading off the Zim Piraeus for nearly five days before the ship apparently departed to Los Angeles with a partial load.


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One comment

  1. Pamela Levene says:

    I’m curious to know what the cargo was. As Israel is responsible for so many life enhancing and life saving products, I wonder how many unfortunate people are suffering because of this ridiculous blockade?

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