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Swedish dockworkers block Israeli cargo in Gaza protest

Swedish dockers block Israeli cargo in Gaza protest

rinaweb | June 23, 2010 | 1:15

The Swedish Dockworkers Union on Wednesday launched a week-long blockade of cargo to and from Israel to protest the Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last month, a union representative told AFP.

The blockade, which also applies to Israeli ships, was launched "because of the assault on the Ship to Gaza (flotilla), that we supported before they took off ... and the blockade of the Gaza strip, which affects the civilian population," union spokesman Rolf Axelsson said.

The dock workers' protest was to take place in all unionised Swedish ports, and ends at midnight (2200 GMT) on June 29.

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