Monday, December 12, 2011

"Occupy protesters arrested at Port of Seattle"

"Occupy Seattle protesters gathered at Westlake Park, and marched to the Port of Seattle on Monday afternoon."

Anti-Wall Street protesters along the West Coast joined an effort Monday to blockade some of the nation's busiest ports -- including Seattle and Tacoma, with the thought that if they cut off the ports, they cut into corporate profits.

About 100 protesters in Bellingham blocked railroad tracks near downtown Bellingham. Some were seen lying down, bound together by bicycle locks around their necks.

A train expected at 3 p.m. was delayed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe as police arrested protesters who refused to clear the tracks.

Meantime, Seattle police said "multiple" people have been arrested after dozens of protesters blocked an entrance to a Port of Seattle facility. MORE...

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