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Stores prepared to bypass Port of Oakland

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Occupy Oakland port protest

There is a very dire warning today for the Port of Oakland from four major retailers. Target and Crate and Barrel are telling port commissioners that they're prepared to completely bypass Oakland, if local authorities can't control the occupy situation. The retailers say they'll ship their goods into Los Angeles instead.

Currently 40 percent of their imports move through the Port of Oakland. The threat comes one week after an occupy protesters shut down the port for 24 hours.

Last night, the Oakland City Council delayed a vote on a resolution calling for police to use all legal means to prevent any future port protests from halting business at the port.


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