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Blockade

The act of preventing food, medicine, materials and/or other supplies from entering or leaving a country. A blockade occurs when one country sends its military and sets up a perimeter, disallowing the blockaded supplies from being exported or imported. A blockade is an act of war and is obviously disruptive to international trade.
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There are three rules that seek to limit the effect a blockade may have on the civilian population in the blockaded territory.
This time, Amnesty did not assail Egypt, which has also blockaded its boundary with Gaza.
Two Saskatchewan treaty groups blockaded construction of the line in two locations: just outside the provincial capital of Regina and near Kerrobert, in western Saskatchewan.
The problem was the Union heavily blockaded the area, and even the fast steamship Denhigh, now part of an underwater archeological site, was in peril of losses in trade the south could ill afford.
He said: "Businesses will be hit first rather than the government if our oil refineries are blockaded again by the fuel protestors.
Bresette then decided to take more direct action--he helped form Anishinabe Ogitchida (Protectors of the People), the group that blockaded the tracks.