Occupy Protestors Target US, Canadian Ports

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Anti-Wall Street protestors are trying to shut down West Coast ports in the U.S. and Canada, as part of a nearly three-month-old movement against what they say is corporate greed.

The protests Monday are taking place in U.S. cities including Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle, as well as in the Canadian city of Vancouver. The demonstrations follow recent raids throughout the United States in which police dismantled camps of Occupy protestors.

The Occupy Wall Street movement began in New York in September. It says it represents the “99 percent” — those outside the top 1 percent of wealth holders.

Last week, Occupy protesters in Washington joined thousands of people, including jobless and underemployed Americans, for three days of demonstrations to press an agenda of jobs and economic equality.