Oakland (QNN)- After their success blocking an Israeli ZIM cargo ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland on Friday, pro-Palestine activists held the first-ever pro-Palestine protest in the Port of NY-NJ.
The newly formed Block the Boat NY coalition organized a protest against the ZIM Tarragona, which was scheduled to arrive at the port Sunday morning.
The protest has been organized as part of the International Week-of-Action called by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) of San Francisco.
Hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters had prevented the unloading of the Israeli container ship from Asia at the Port of Oakland on Friday, with the cooperation of the local longshoremen’s union, which refused to unload the vessel.
This current mobilization follows a call from labor unions in Palestine asking workers and communities worldwide to refuse to deal with Israeli-apartheid profiteering companies as part of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Protests against ZIM and Israeli apartheid are now multiplying, with protests and pickets planned this week in Los Angeles, Seattle/Tacoma, Houston, Vancouver, Detroit, and Philadelphia. More actions are anticipated in Italy and South Africa.