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a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

to surround with hostile troops

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Dozens of young blockaders followed the Elders' lead, staging blockades seven times that month.
As early as January 2003 logging operators began taking a detour to the east rather than contend with the blockaders at Slant Lake.
The protesters told the Independent Media Centre website that police raided camps and a cultural centre and tear gassed blockaders.
In terms of absolute numbers of active blockaders, the figure does not rise much above 5,000 people in Seattle.
Why did the oil refinery blockaders apparently have immunity?
Meantime, as the Chancellor proudly let drop that, since Labour came to power in 1997, the fuel escalator had paid off a handy pounds 30 billion of the national debt, before rousing the refinery blockaders to rebellion.
But many more militant unionists ignored Trades Hall's injunction, and several thousand marched around the casino where the WEF meeting was held before joining the blockaders at different entrances.
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.
Coastal strategy permitted defenses to be moved inland, out of reach of Union naval guns, and bought time until powerful squadrons of ships built abroad could arrive and destroy the blockaders.
36) In other cases, law enforcement officers are openly unwilling to restrict or to prosecute blockaders - Sheriff James T.