About 9am, I'm watchin the Occupy San Diego Livestream, and so far San Diego PD is keeping the port open by restricing protesters to the sidewalk (South Entrance).
UPDATE: Despite pleading with truck drivers to honor the protest, they are streaming into the port...to earn a paycheck. Livestream confirms 3 arrests so far.
UPDATE 2: Livestream has been down for a while. Occupy Wall Street tweeted that their equipment has been confiscated by the police. I can only assume that is why the San Diego feed is down. Alternative SDO livestream is also not working. Weather may be a factor. OSD Twitter and FB pages aren't being updated with much intel. Looks like Oakland and Portland Ports have been shut down (not surprisingly)...but there are indications that police plan to move into Oakland protest en-mass. Sounds like Long Beach/Los Angeles remain mostly open. No word from any of the Hawaiian ports. No word from inland blockade actions.
UPDATE 3: Occupy San Diego twitter feed announing that the blockade will contiue tomorrow...big surprise.
UPDATE 4: Update VIA FREEREPUBLIC:
"SAN DIEGO — Five Occupy San Diego protesters were arrested downtown Monday morning as they took part in an effort to shut down the Port of San Diego, port authorities said.
About 80 people who had marched from Chicano Park to the Tenth Avenue Marine Port about 6:30 a.m. divided into groups and blocked entry at the north and south gates, Port of San Diego spokesman Ron Powell said.
Group organizers put the number of people participating at 150 to 200.
Police declared the group was an unlawful assembly and ordered it to disperse.
Protesters were warned around 7:30 a.m. that they would be arrested if they did not move and about an hour later the demonstrators who would not vacate the streets were taken into custody, Powell said.
Those arrested face charges of failing to disperse and obstructing a police officer, authorities said.
Harbor police Assistant Chief Mark Stainbrook said the port was shut down about an hour and 15 minutes. Trucks that were forced to turn around at Harbor Drive and Cesar Chavez Parkway were eventually admitted about 9 a.m., Stainbrook said."
*** UPDATE 5: VIA OUR TEA PARTY MINDED FRIEND @ BEERS WITH DEMO...who was able to go to the port and deliver this report:
(Sampling of commentary)
"We decided to check out the Occupy San Diego protests outdoor hipster convention at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal this cold and drizzly morning.
Around about 30-40 Occupiers at 10 A.M.. There were probably as many if not more SDPD.
A lot of general milling around and some sloganeering but the main effort appeared to be crossing and re-crossing the street...
... because they sure as heck weren't stemming the flow of commerce....
...All in all, pretty uneventful.
P.S. Didn't see any union types. Mainly 20-somethings split pretty evenly gender-wise, and, yeah, very white."
UPDATE 6: I have to give the OB RAG credit...they have their act together enough to have the only semi-complete running update on the overall West Coast Blockade today...even if they give Occupy WAY too much credit for changing the world. Check out today's peice HERE
And this is the only photo or intel I have on the accompanying "peace protest" Occupy San Diego held at the USS Midway today...