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a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

to surround with hostile troops

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With high enough stakes, a blockader might use the minimum force necessary to ensure compliance, but serious diplomatic repercussions could follow disabling fire directed against a foreign vessel (e.
Food industry organisations met MAFF on Thursday to discuss supply challenges caused by the fuel crisis and to consider extra contingency plans if the blockaders return to the refinery gates when their 60-day ultimatum period ends next month.
The Government will be desperate not to let blockaders get a grip again.
However, the blockaders were given overwhelming support (as the Record poll showed, 77 per cent of Scots backed their protest) for giving expression to national discontent about punitive petrol prices and taxes.
But she said: "I will support the blockaders to the hilt.
21] Authorities let the march proceed on its scheduled route, hoping the more moderate marchers would stay out of the blockaded area and perhaps even attract some of the bystanders and exhausted blockaders away from the contested area (Carter and Postman, 1999; McCarthy and Associates, 2000).
140) In 1991, the site was Wichita, where, for over a month, PLAN blockaders incapacitated Ms.
36) In other cases, law enforcement officers are openly unwilling to restrict or to prosecute blockaders - Sheriff James T.
Clinic blockaders hooked arms and crawled like children, praying with all the conviction only true believers can muster, and crying, crying real tears for all the murdered babies.
Specializing in high-profile, precedent-setting cases, the ACLJ has already scored several major victories: a Supreme Court ruling that an anti-discrimination law may not be used to sue abortion-clinic blockaders in federal court; another Supreme Court ruling that public schools must provide church groups with "equal access" to after-school campus facilities; and a Fifth U.
The UN and US comments came days after Bangladesh's High Court ordered government steps to stop violence and anarchic activities as the current spate of unrest while nearly 70 of the casualty victims were killed in clandestine arson attacks when the suspected blockaders or hired goons hurled fire bombs on buses and trucks.
In September, blockaders and loggers agreed to conduct negotiations.
How fortunate, then, that the blockaders have injected a real-life drama into the situation.
Just how many of the banner carrying blockaders will make the trip is unclear, but early rumours suggest they'll form one of the largest lobby groups in the resort's smoke filled corridors and bars.