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Occupy protesters halt operations at some western ports

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Occupy protestors march at the Port of Oakland on Monday, Oakland, Calif. Dec. 12, 2011.

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Occupy Seattle protestors block traffic as they march along SW Spokane St. in Seattle, Wash., on their way to the Port of Seattle.

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Protestors stand off with police after blocking the road leading to SSA Marine on Monday.

AP reports:

OAKLAND, Calif. — More than 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked cargo trucks at busy West Coast ports Monday, forcing some shipping terminals in Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Longview, Wash., to halt operations.

While the protests attracted far fewer people than the 10,000 who turned out Nov. 2 to shut down Oakland's port, organizers declared victory and promised more demonstrations to come.

"The truckers are still here, but there's nobody here to unload their stuff," protest organizer Boots Riley said. "We shut down the Port of Oakland for the daytime shift and we're coming back in the evening. Mission accomplished."

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Protestors sit on top of a container truck after blocking the Port of Oakland on Monday.

Occupy Wall Street activists along the West Coast on Monday took their protest to major ports from California to Alaska. NBC's Brian Williams reports.