Protesters prevent unloading of Israeli ship without killing nine people
Huh. Here I was, thinking the only way to stop nations from unloading their cargo is to murder nine people, wound dozens, and imprison hundreds more. Turns out, you can do it in a totally peaceful manner.
Hundreds of peace activists prevented the unloading of an Israeli ship at the Port of Oakland Sunday by forming a picket line.
Organizers said their goal was to delay the ship”s unloading for 24 hours in protest of the Israeli military”s May 31 open-seas raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla that had been bringing goods to Gaza. The raid ended in the death of nine Turkish citizens.
Unless, of course, you consider drum circles an open act of hostility, an opinion to which I’m highly sympathetic. However, these folks seemed okay, and more importantly, they won despite being a pack of dirty liberal hippies.