Update (1:35 p.m. EST): The Port of Long Beach is back open, The Guardian reports, citing "Freelance journalist and Occupy LA protester Ruth Fowler," who is on the scene. It closed for about an hour this morning. But the Chronicle reports that the Port of Oakland remains closed as protesters' ranks there swell.Protesters who said they wanted to shut down ports along the West Coast Monday appear to be getting traction in Oakland, Portland, and Long Beach, where they've blocked access roads and stopped trucks from making deliveries. The Port of Oakland has reportedly closed, The Guardian reports in its live blog, while Long Beach protesters are facing down police as they refuse to move from an intersection, the Los Angeles Times reports. Portland, too, has protesters massing at the entrances to its port, where they blocked trucks from entering and apparently disrupted the port's operation for the day. On the East Coast, meanwhile, police have reportedly started arresting Occupy Wall Street protesters who targeted Goldman Sachs in what they're calling a "squidding" demonstration.
This does not seem to be popular within the Longshore workers union. Does not seem to be very well organized or didnt really have a lot of steam behind it. I still support the move and cause however.