SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. West Coast ports on Monday reported minor disruptions by protesters from the Occupy movement rallying against the tepid economy and availability of jobs.
The protests occurred as cities across the country have been disbanding the Occupy encampments that first started in September with Occupy Wall Street in Manhattan.
The movement showed it still had some vigor by mobilizing protesters who attempted to block trucks from entering and leaving ports along the West Coast.
Efforts by a couple hundred protesters caused only minor delays in truckers accessing the two largest ports, at Long Beach and Oakland, Calif.
In Portland, Ore., the protest did cause two of its four terminals to close for the day. The Port of Tacoma had no disruptions from a dozen protesters. The Port of Los Angeles reported no protesters.
In contrast, in the only previous Occupy movement targeting international trade at U.S. ports, last month thousands of protesters at the Port of Oakland were able to shut down operations for one day by blocking trucker access.
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