3 a.m. Protesters block two APL terminals
About 150 protesters remained through the night and are now blocking two APL terminals. Workers are unable to enter and some are arguing with protesters.
A van carrying some Oakland police officers drove by and checked out the scene, but there was no police activity otherwise.
10:35 p.m. Mayor Jean Quan calls protest 'economic violence'
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan blasted the port actions today as "economic violence" and questioned the motives of protesters who are threatening to disrupt another shift Tuesday morning.
"While we have not had physical violence, the economic violence to this city is just not fair," Quan said at a press briefing Monday evening. "... A small group of people are going to hold this port, this city, this economy hostage. It's not fair to the workers. It is not fair to this city. This city has been very generous to the 99 percent movement. This city has been very supportive."
She called on protesters to "think about the consequences" of their protest, especially as a group is threatening to shut down a 3 a.m. shift.
"The people who are planning to stay at the port -- do they have families who have trucks that because of the slowdown in the economy may lose those trucks? A day's pay -- $600, $700 -- could be the difference as to whether they can keep that truck or not.
"People have to think about who
Interim Police Chief Howard Jordon reminded demonstrators that "while peaceful forms of expression and free speech rights will be facilitated, acts of violence, property destruction and overnight lodging will not be tolerated."
Port of Oakland officials said that terminals are sticking to their regular schedules with no truck or gate operations planned for Monday night.
Quan urged participants in the protests to respect workers who are trying to get home from the port and maintain safety and security, and avoid violence or damage to maritime area facilities.
10 p.m. Crowd moves to APL Terminal
About 200 remaining protesters have migrated from the Hanjin terminal on Middle Harbor Road to the APL terminal. Three tents have been pitched in the road, and protesters are eating and relaxing while still vowing to wait and regroup for a planned shut down of the 3 a.m. shift at some terminals.
9:30 p.m. Less than 100 remain at Hanjin terminal
At the Port of Oakland, the mood is festive as people dance to music from a truck with a sound system, chat and mill around. Many are now walking east down Middle Harbor Road out of the port and say they plan to go home to eat, sleep and warm up and the return at 1:30 a.m. to gear up for a 3 a.m. blockage. It's not clear how many plan to do that.
Meanwhile, organizers are directing people to go to the APL terminal near the Adeline bridge and for supporters to bring supplies there. Organizers say they plan a march from 7th and Adeline streets at 12:45 a.m.
8:50 p.m. Mayor Jean Quan speaks out against continuing protest
At a press briefing earlier, Mayor Jean Quan said she had planned to thank everyone for being peaceful, until she found out that protesters planned to continue blocking the Port of Oakland into Tuesday morning.
"The economic violence is just not fair," she said. "The people who are planning to stay at the port, do they have family who have trucks? ... People have to think about who they are hurting.
"I think the 1 percent are probably laughing and people in this city are crying," Quan said.
Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan said police plan to monitor protesters' activity Monday evening and into Tuesday morning and take "appropriate action" at the right time.
Regular activity continues inside the port, but with no unloading or trucking, said Port of Oakland Executive Director Omar Benjamin.
There are three ships berthed at the port that were not unloaded Monday because of the strike; the plan is to unload them Tuesday, he said.
"Operations at the port's seven terminals experienced disruptions and delays," Benjamin said. "(Monday's) disruptions have been costly to port workers and their families."
Oakland police had not yet made any mutual aid calls Monday, Jordan said. However, some Alameda County Sheriff's deputies were called in advance to assist. The city will pay those costs, he said.
8:15 p.m. Protesters asking for help, supplies, food, blankets
About 1,000 protesters remain at the Port, but only about 100 have indicated that they are willing to stay until 3 a.m. to try and shutdown the early morning shift. Protesters have put out a call to supporters asking for warm clothes, food and blankets as they continue the protest into the night and early hours of the morning.
Meanwhile, reporters at the Hanjin terminal are having trouble finding people willing to be interviewed by what they call the "corporate media." One radio reporter says a protester urinated on the news van, then swore at them while telling them to "get lost."
7:45 p.m. General assembly decides to block 3 a.m. shift
The Occupy Oakland general assembly has decided, without a vote, to continue the Port of Oakland blockage for the 3 a.m. Tuesday shift. The decision was based on claims that Occupy movements on the West Coast faced arrests and stun grenades Monday.
However, many Occupy protesters appear not willing to stay until 3 a.m. The group is now attempting to determine how many people want to stay and how many want to leave.
7 p.m. Trucks being loaded at Howard Terminal
While Port of Oakland activity seems halted elsewhere, work is still under way at one Port of Oakland terminal. Workers are loading and unloading trucks at the Howard Terminal near Jack London Square. At the Hanjin Terminal, the Occupy Oakland group is holding its general assembly to decide whether to extend the blockade until 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Port of Oakland and city officials will brief the media about the day's events at 8 p.m.
6 p.m. General assembly to decide on blockade
A large crowd has gathered at Hanjin shipping, terminals 55 and 66. A general assembly will be held to determine whether to extend the port blockade until the next shift, at 3 a.m.
There's a dozen trucks waiting to get in; the first one has a load of meat from Kansas. Its driver, Lee Ranaldson, said he'd probably lost $1,000 today.
"The ones they are fighting against are at home. They already made their money today," he said.
5:30 p.m. People climb atop semitrucks
The march has arrived at the Hanjin terminal. There's a line of blocked semi trucks in the middle of the road, and a half dozen people have climbed on top of one of them. There are seven TV trucks and helicopters, but still no police presence.
5:15 p.m. Fireworks at port
As people march through the port, a small fireworks display briefly lit up the night. Otherwise, there appears to be little activity in the terminals.
4:55 p.m. Protesters arrive at Port of Oakland
As three helicopters hover overhead, thousands of protesters are entering the port, a much larger crowd than there was at the early morning action. One group of activists is carrying a tent, and there's three helicopters overhead. There's no immediate sign of police.
4:30 p.m. A lively procession
The march to West Oakland, now perhaps 1,000 strong, is turning onto Adeline. Music is blasting from a flatbed truck that was rented for the occasion. People are playing drums and dancing, about six blocks deep.
4:10 p.m. The march begins
Hundreds of protesters have left Frank Ogawa Plaza for the Port of Oakland, chanting, "Whose street? Our street."
Organizers are on a flatbed truck with a sound system. A band on the sidewalk is playing "Rage Against the Machine."
3:45 p.m. Davis, Olsen speak at rally
Civil rights activist Angela Davis is helping to get protesters warmed up before the 4 p.m. march to the port. Scott Olsen, a 24-year-old Iraq War veteran who suffered a serious head injury when protesters said he was hit with a tear-gas canister during a clash with police in October, also addressed the crowd.
"It's a great day to be out here for my first event," Olsen said. "I look forward to marching with you and joining you once again. ... Stay peaceful, stay safe, and let's do some real action."
Hundreds of people are gathered at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall.
3:30 p.m. Organizers to crowd: Bring your sleeping bags tonight
Monday night's blockade will extend into early Tuesday morning in response to police actions in Houston, organizers announced at the 3 p.m. rally in Frank Ogawa Plaza.
2:30 p.m. Concert at 14th and Broadway
An Oakland-based hip-hop group, Zion I, is performing at Frank Ogawa plaza. About 200 people are gathered there before the scheduled 3 p.m. rally.
1:45 p.m. Occupy Cal protesters to march to Oakland
Occupy Cal organizers are planning a solidarity march to Frank Ogawa Plaza for the West Coast port blockade. They've sent a text message calling for demonstrators to converge at 2 p.m. in Sproul Plaza.
12:40 p.m. Two arrested by Ports America entrance
Two people were arrested around noon for impeding traffic at the entrance to Ports America, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan reported at a news briefing this afternoon. Jordan said seven activists were originally present and that five of them left on their own after officers arrived. He said no one was injured and that the officers did not use force.
12:30 p.m. Union spokesman: Three-fourths of workers sent home
While a spokesman for the Port of Oakland said this morning's demonstrations caused "minor disruptions and delays," ILWU spokesman Craig Merrilees says 150 of 200 workers were sent home for safety reasons.
11:50 a.m. Protesters head back downtown
Protesters have headed back to Frank Ogawa Plaza. About 100 are gathered there. A few remain at the port, but are not stopping truckers.
10:55 a.m. Live chat with OakFoSho
A live chat will happen in a few minutes with citizen journalist OakFoSho and Martin G. Reynolds on the port protest today. Check it out at http://www.insidebayarea.com/live-chats/ci_19530470
10:19 a.m.: Demonstrators declare victory, leave port
Demonstrators are marching back to West Oakland BART, and are pitching activities at Ogawa Plaza. "We won," protesters said.
Protesters earlier danced and taunted police after claiming they were successful in the shutdown of the port.
10:08 a.m.: Protesters begin to disassemble
Protesters announce that the morning shift of workers was sent home at Port of Oakland. They declare victory and start to disassemble.
9:05 a.m.: Police forces patrolling by boat
The Oakland Police and the Alameda County Sheriff's departments both have officers in boats patrolling from the estuary.
Smaller branches of protesters are picketing at the gate on picket gate on Maritime and at the SSA terminal.
8:49 a.m.: Police effort expanding at port
ABC 7 TV is reporting that several police in riot gear have now moved into a line to block protesters.
8:40 a.m.: Rig honking as they pass by
Rigs passing by the scene honk as they pass demonstrators at berths 55-56. Meanwhile, protesters are waiting for a union arbitrator to declare port at 2505 Middle Harbor Road unsafe. So far, no announcement.
8:19 a.m.: Protesters announce arbitrator called in
Picketers announce they're awaiting arrival of arbitrator to determine whether there will be any more port activity today.
There is a sparse line of truckers waiting, though many are turning around to leave.
8:15 a.m.: Protesters block trucks from entering port
A group of protesters at Middle Harbor Roads have blocked Gate 55, 56, 57. There are a couple dozen trucks lines up in both directions. There are no verbal exchanges between drivers and protesters.
Alameda County Sheriff's deputies are standing watch.
7:35 a.m.: Demonstrations mellow
Demonstrations are mellowing out at Port of Oakland at berths 30-32. Protesters are chanting: "Who shut down the port?" "We shut down the port!"
7:30 a.m.: Police presence minimal now
There is minimal police presence at the initial prong of protesters, with about 500 protesters so far. Police are estimating there are 1,500 protesters, total.
7:23 a.m.: Protesters gather at other ports along West Coast
In Southern California, as many as 400 demonstrators gathered in a park and planned to march on the Port of Long Beach, the Associated Press reports. Occupy protesters say they plan to head to a dock facility owned by SSA Marine, a shipping company that's partially owned by Goldman Sachs, AP said.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which represents longshoremen up and down the West Coast, said it doesn't support the attempted shutdowns.
In Southern California, as many as 400 demonstrators gathered in a park and planned to march on the Port of Long Beach. Occupy protesters said they plan to head to a dock facility owned by SSA Marine.
About 300 people gathered at Kelly Point Park in Portland, Ore., and Kari Koch, organizer with Shut Down the Ports Working Group of Occupy Portland, said she expected hundreds more to picket the nearby terminal. Police arrested three people and seized a gun and sword from people who said they were on the way to the demonstration.
Occupy groups also planned blockades in Seattle, Tacoma, Wash., and Vancouver, British Columbia.
7:15 a.m.: Line of trucks stopped on roads
KCBS' airborne reporter is reporting that there are plenty of trucks stopped on roads leading to Port of Oakland piers.
7:05 a.m.: Police break down their line at berths 30-32
In a surprising move, police regroup and break down their line at berths 30-32, cheers erupt from the marching crowd.
Just before that, demonstrators had been standing their ground as police kept watch. Sounds of drums provided a soundtrack for the stalemate.
6:50 a.m.: Police estimate 1,500 marchers on scene
Oakland Deputy Chief of Police Jeff Israel said at the first briefing of the day that they estimate there are about 1,500 and so far there have been no arrests. He would not comment on the number of officers on the scene.
At the same conference, Omar Benjamin, executive director for the Port of Oakland, said the port plays a role in 73,000 jobs in the area and that closing it down is "a bad idea," especially at a time when "unemployment is high and the economy is weak."
Police talk marchers into letting them through a picket line, despite strong objections within group.
6:52 a.m.: Mayor Quan reports minimal disruption so far
KCBS is reporting that Mayor Quan says there has been minimal disruption in operations at the port so far. "We're working hard today to keep the Port open," she said.
"We're working hard today to keep the Port open". She says minimal disruption in operations so far.
6:49 a.m.: Police, protesters banter
Police and demonstrators had one exchange during which and officer said: "We have to maintain a presence." Marchers objected.
6:43 a.m.: Marchers let workers leave port
Demonstrators picket the berth but allow workers to leave. The march is peaceful but police are keeping a close eye on things.
6:37 a.m.: Riot police hold line at Gates 30-32
Riot-gear-clad police are holding back the line of demonstrators at Gates 30-32.
6:30 a.m.: Big rig blocked
Rig traffic is crippled as police block off 7th and Middle Harbor Road.
6:20 a.m.: Protesters are blocking gates
Protesters are blocking the gate outside Port of Oakland, outside berths 55 and 56, near a sign that reads Hanjin Shipping.
The marchers ended up splitting up at 7th Street and Middle Harbor Road, apparently to divide police attention. Police then abandoned the front prong of supporters in favor of the splinter along 7th Street.
6:15 a. m: The crowd has grown to about 400 marchers
Between 300 and 400 marchers are trying to make themselves heard at Port of Oakland.
6:10 a.m.: Mayor Jean Quan asked protesters to reconsider
Marchers have crossed Maritime Street with police closely in tow.
As protesters prepared Sunday night for the blockade action, Mayor Jean Quan asked them to reconsider shutting down the port, one of the nation's busiest ports, Bay City News Service reported.
Quan issued an open letter to protesters on Sunday, telling them that shutting down the Port could cost workers lost wages, and affect the ability of the Port to attract business in the future.
"What is the target in this action? Who will it really hurt?" Quan wrote in her letter.
"The Port of Oakland is not the home of the 1 percent. Rather, it generates over 73,000 jobs in the region and is connected to more than 800,000 jobs across the country. It is one of the best sources of good paying blue-collar jobs left in our city," Quan wrote.
6 a.m.: 7th Street exit ramp blocked by police
The Oakland Police Department has sealed off the 7th street exit ramp to marchers, who are chanting, "Let's go Oakland" and "We are the 99 percent."
A battery of police cars bring up the rear of the protest line.
5:45 a.m.: Marchers begin path to Port of Oakland
Demonstrators, after gathering at the West Oakland BART Station this morning, have begun their march to the Port of Oakland. They're moving up 7th Street toward the port.
In all there are about 300 protesters in the march so far this morning.
5:30 a.m.: Port of Oakland among targets of Occupy General Strike today
Occupy movements are marching on ports up and down the West Coast today, including the Port of Oakland. ¿The coordinated economic blockade to stop shipments from coming or going comes six weeks after a Nov. 2 general strike launched by Occupy Oakland shut down the port here overnight. Follow Bay Area News Group reporters here as they report the movement throughout the day.
The Associated Press, staff writer Cecily Burt and Bay City News Service contributed to this report.