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Protesters stage early-morning occupation of Port of Oakland to oppose US aid to Israel

PIX Now morning edition 1-13-24
PIX Now morning edition 1-13-24 09:27

Protesters gathered at the Port of Oakland at 5 a.m. on Saturday to demand an end to United States support of Israel's actions in Palestine.  

More than 1,000 people confirmed attendance to the protest's morning portion, spanning from 5 a.m. to around noon, within their digital RSVP form, according to event media contact Wassim Hage. 

Organizers expect a few thousand protestors to join their occupation of the port in the afternoon. They began planning the event late last week, according to Hage.  

The port does not open until 9 a.m..  

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