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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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Dozens of young blockaders followed the Elders' lead, staging blockades seven times that month.
I was courteous and receptive as I sought out diverse perspectives, but I also remained honest about my fundamental support for the blockaders at Slant Lake and their long-term goals of environmental protection, cultural revitalization, and political self-determination.
But as blockaders continue to face trial in relation to their anti-fracking efforts, Levi said the hope is to turn the tables and take the government itself to court "using our treaty rights," he said, and we'll beat them.
Even if a shipper honestly declared that a quarter of the cargo was headed to China, a blockader might create very serious diplomatic and economic repercussions if it detained a vessel that was also carrying crude to South Korean and Singaporean buyers.
They loved hearing how contrabands fought the surf, shoals, and tide in dugout canoes and rafts to reach blockaders.
And the government relieved MB of thousands of dollars of prosecutorial expenses by sending Crown counsels into the courtroom to prosecute the blockaders for criminal rather than civil contempt of court.
The exact reason as to why Assoumani favoured the blockaders is unclear; however, it is crystal clear that Qatar has always looked after the development of the African country.
The death of an activist of fundamentalist Jamt-e-Islami, a crucial ally of main opposition BNP, meanwhile took the toll to 23 in the past one week's of violence, after the blockaders clashed with police at Kotchandpur of western Jhinaidah district, according to private TV channels.
Greenpeace is to challenge fuel blockaders if they attempt to picket oil refineries next month, it was announced yesterday.
Sir John Evans, chairman of the Association of Chief Police Officers, still insisted after the Downing Street summit yesterday that the blockaders are demonstrators, not pickets.
A new Washington Post report this week added to the awkwardness facing the blockaders.
But as last week's blockaders pointed out, there is little comfort in that when Mr Brown trousers three-quarters of our petrol money anyway.