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Occupy Houston Port
Early on, protestors and police faced off, while reinforcement waited in the wings. Photo by Whitney Radley
Occupy Houston Port
The first group broke away and blocked the access road. Photo by Whitney Radley
Occupy Houston Port
The group claimed to be exercising their first amendment right in blocking traffic to the port's main entrance. Photo by Whitney Radley
Occupy Houston Port
According to the fire department, the inflatable tent was intended to prevent a grass fire when firefighters used tools to remove protestors' lockboxes. Photo by Whitney Radley
Occupy Houston Port
The second group, many connected by lockboxes, sat down across another stretch of road. Photo by Whitney Radley
Occupy Houston Port
The inflatable tent was moved to cover the other group. Some officers had placed tape over their name badges. Photo by Whitney Radley