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Protesters temporarily block cargo delivery at Charleston port

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Activists at the Wando Welch Terminal. Source: William Hamilton Activists at the Wando Welch Terminal. Source: William Hamilton
MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Activists gathered Thursday morning at a shipping port in Mt. Pleasant to protest imports made by workers who were involved in a factory tragedy.

The picket line began at 7 a.m. at the gates of the State Ports Authority Wando Welch Terminal. Officials say the picketers were able to block the boat for about an hour and a half.

According to a release, the protest was for cargo delivered by the Caroline Maersk. The ship was delivering clothing made by workers who were burned alive in a Bangladesh factory in November. The clothing is being delivered for sale by Walmart and other retailers.

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