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Photos: Port Truckers and Community Activists Converge to Shut Down the Port
by John Johnson
Monday Oct 21st, 2013 9:16 PM
Photos from this morning's picket of the SSA terminal at the Port of Oakland.

For more info, and the background of the Port Trucker's struggle see:
Open letter to the community from Port Truckers -- http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/10/20/18745131.php
City and Port of Oakland file Temporary Restraining Order Against Port Truckers -- http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/10/20/18745132.php
Port Of Oakland Truckers Shut Down Multiple Terminals During Morning Shift -- http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/10/21/18745189.php
§Early Morning Picket
by Hank Monday Oct 21st, 2013 9:16 PM

Picketers early in the morning before heavy police presence. Port truckers and supporters from the community joined forces to hold a picket line at multiple entrances for roughly three hours.
§Picketing
by Hank Monday Oct 21st, 2013 9:16 PM

§Scabbing Trucker
by Hank Monday Oct 21st, 2013 9:16 PM

Later in the morning, at roughly 6:30 AM, officers from the Alameda County Sheriffs Office tried breaking the lines and blocked picketers while 2 scab trucks drove through the line.
§Strike Breakers
by Hank Monday Oct 21st, 2013 9:16 PM

§ACSO attacks picketers
by Hank Monday Oct 21st, 2013 9:16 PM

Citing penal code 647c, ACSO officers then attacked the picket (hitting two picketers in the process) and blocked strikers from reentering the street to return picketing.
§ACSO blocking
by Hank Monday Oct 21st, 2013 9:16 PM

§ACSO blocking
by Hank Monday Oct 21st, 2013 9:16 PM

§Truckers on Sideline
by Hank Monday Oct 21st, 2013 9:16 PM

ACSO officers continued blocking truckers from picketing SSA terminals throughout the rest of the morning.