It figures. Radical leftists and Islamists thought they were blocking an Israeli ship from unloading yesterday at the Oakland port.
It was Chinese. The Israeli ship didn’t arrive until 6 PM, well after most of the protesters went home.
Radical Islamists and Leftists joined together again to protest a ship owned by Zim Lines, a shipping company is based in Israel, that arrived in Oakland harbor on Sunday.
The labor and community activists picketed three gates at the Port of Oakland in order to shut down unloading of an Israeli Zim Line ship.
Too bad it was the wrong ship.
Israel National News reported, via Free Republic:
Some 500 anti-Israel protestors arrived at the Oakland, California port early Sunday morning, hoping to block an Israeli ship from unloading its cargo. However, the ship did not arrive, and the crowd prevented workers from unloading a Chinese ship instead.
The protestors say they were protesting the recent Israel-Turkey flotilla incident, though they displayed great ignorance about what actually happened; one of them even compared barely armed Israeli Defense Forces troops with Somali pirates.
“Free, free Palestine! Don’t cross the picket line!” the picketers shouted – and in fact, the longshoremen chose not to clash with them, for fear of “getting into fistfights,” a union leader said. No one was arrested.
The Israeli ship arrived only at 6 PM, more than 12 hours after the protestors, but by that time most of the latter had left.
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