Port of Oakland reopens after truck protest

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The Port of Oakland is back in business this week, after five days of protests against California’s AB5 law hampered and even forced the closure of port operations.  On Monday, July 25, truckers largely returned to work after authorities warned that continuing to block the gates could lead to arrest. Protesters were moved to “Free Speech Zones” away from the terminal gates. The trucking industry is expected to again challenge the law in a California district court, but in the meantime, it’s unclear how AB5 will be enforced.

Freight handlers told the Wall Street Journal that it could take weeks to work through the backlog of intermodal containers that stacked up during the blockade.

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