Monday, December 12, 2011

Occupy protestors failed to be as much of a nuisance as they planned to be

I happened to be driving in the vicinity of Long Beach today. I was glad the rain was good for something:
Reporting from Oakland, Seattle and Long Beach—Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked access to several major West Coast ports Monday in synchronized demonstrations that slowed business but fell short of what some protesters hoped would be a complete shutdown of coastal shipping.

The protests stretched from San Diego to Anchorage, brought work to a standstill in Oakland and Longview, Wash., and led to the closure of a major marine terminal in Portland, Ore. Demonstrators caused smaller disruptions in Seattle and in Long Beach, where a driving rain and threats of arrest put a damper on an early morning picket line. [...]
Rain is pretty infrequent here in Southern California. The Earth disapproved?

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