Protest planned for Israeli ship at Port of Tacoma Saturday morning

Protesters Friday planned to meet an Israeli ship upon its arrival at the Port of Tacoma on Saturday morning.

Those boycotting the Haifa-based Zim Integrated Shipping Services tracked the Zim Chicago’s progress online, and as of Friday night expected it to unload at 8 a.m.

That meant they were preparing for a 6:30 a.m. blockade, in an attempt to persuade port workers not to unload the vessel.

“The worldwide commerce conducted by Zim today funds the occupation of Palestine with revenue generated on every continent,” protesters said on their website, blocktheboatnw.wordpress.com/about.