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‘We won’t be complicit’: Italian dock workers refuse to load Saudi arms ship over Yemen war

RT

Italian unions have refused to load cargo onto a Saudi ship carrying weapons, in protest against Riyadh’s war on Yemen. The dock workers have gone on strike, refusing to work until the ship leaves port in Genoa.

While the Saudi Arabian ship, the Bahri-Yanbu, was expected to leave for Jeddah by the end end of the day, it seems the delivery might end up being rather late. After unsuccessful attempts to have the ship barred from docking in Italy altogether, it was greeted by banners and a protests as it arrived in port Monday. 

Workers were joined by human rights campaigners who oppose stocking the ship over fears the supplies will be used against the civilian population in Yemen. The demonstrators held signs opposing the war and arms trafficking.

We will not be complicit in what is happening in Yemen,” union leaders said in a statement. Port officials have acknowledged that the generators that protesters fear may be used for military purposes have been blocked from being brought on board, but say some non-critical goods will still be loaded. Union leaders are scheduled to meet with the port’s prefects to discuss the impasse.

The ship was loaded with weapons in Belgium, but successfully blocked from picking up additional arms at a French port as a result of a similar protest.

The UN describes the four-year-long Saudi-led war as the worst humanitarian disaster in the world today, with the death toll expected to top 230,000 by the end of the year. Italy’s 5-Star movement, a part of the government’s ruling populist-leaning coalition, has fought to end the government’s arms deals with the Saudi kingdom for years.

https://www.rt.com/news/459806-saudi-arms-ship-blocked-italian-port/

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3 Responses to ‘We won’t be complicit’: Italian dock workers refuse to load Saudi arms ship over Yemen war

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “We will not be complicit in what is happening in Yemen,” union leaders said in a statement.”

    OUTSTANDING!!!

    And they weren’t the first, either…

    “The ship was loaded with weapons in Belgium, but successfully blocked from picking up additional arms at a French port as a result of a similar protest.”

    KUDOS TO THE FRENCH, AS WELL!!!!!

  2. Enemy of the State says:

    This is how its done people

    flat out refuse and tell them to go pound sand,, now if we could only get this to take hold here

    what if someone called for war and WE the People didnt show up?

    • KOYOTE says:

      YEP, JUST YELL,”HOO-RAH!”
      AND SEND EM;

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