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4 Occupy demonstrators arrested at San Diego port

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    Monday, December 12 2011 7:38 PM EST2011-12-13 00:38:52 GMT
    More than 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked cargo trucks at some of the West Coast's busiest ports Monday, forcing terminals in Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Longview, Wash., to halt operations. 
    More than 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked cargo trucks at some of the West Coast's busiest ports Monday, forcing terminals in Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Longview, Wash., to halt operations. 

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say four demonstrators have been arrested for blocking a road near the entrance to San Diego's cargo port.

Port of San Diego spokesman Ron Powell said demonstrators sat on the road's rail crossing, about 1½ blocks from the port entrance, Monday morning. They were detained after refusing to leave.

The arrests were made by the city's police and harbor police departments.

Powell says as many as 80 demonstrators gathered earlier in the day at another location near the port entrance. The crowd dispersed when traffic started to pick up.

The port says commercial operations have been unaffected.

The protest, part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, was one of several taking place at ports along the West Coast

 

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