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Uploaded on Nov 11, 2007
November 10, 2007
Olympia activists stands firm against continued military shipments through Port
Late Friday afternoon, approximately 50 members of Olympia Port Militarization Resistance (OlyPMR) sat down near the main gate of the Port of Olympia in Washington State. Two tractor trailers, one carrying two Stryker combat vehicles, another filled with military cargo, were blocked from exiting the port. Police arrived on the scene and after failing to persuade the demonstrators to allow one truck through, ceded control of the entrance. The 2 trucks were forced by these circumstances to back up -- returning inside the port gate. At this point, OlyPMR controlled movement into and out of the port.