Occupy protesters declare victory at shipping port



OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Occupy Wall Street protesters have declared victory after shutting down evening operations at one of the nation’s busiest shipping ports and begun leaving the area.

Organizers were telling demonstrators to head back to the downtown plaza across from City Hall, where the Oakland movement has been based for weeks and was the scene of intense clashes with authorities last week.

A voice over a bullhorn said “the night is not over, yet.”

The nearly 5-hours protest at the Port of Oakland, the nation’s fifth busiest shipping port, was intended to highlight a daylong “general strike” in the city, with complementary solidarity demonstrations across the nation.

The port demonstration was peaceful and police say there were no arrests at the scene.