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Israeli ship, Pro-Palestinian protesters leave Port of Tacoma

An Israeli cargo ship left the Port of Tacoma on Sunday, and with it the protest against its business there.

The Chicago, owned by Haifa-based Zim Integrated Shipping Services, headed to the Port of Seattle.

The protesters, demonstrating in support of Palestinian rights, were unsuccessful in stopping Longshore workers from unloading the ship in Saturday in Tacoma.

“The reason we didn’t want it unloaded was to cost the shipping company money, so that there would be ultimately an impact on the Israeli government,” said Sallie Shawl, who helped send out emails locally to organize the Tacoma protest.

Police arrested one protester when demonstrators blocked the road at an entrance to a port terminal. Shawl said she had not heard of any additional arrests.

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