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Anti-Arms Trade Protests as Saudi Freighter Docks in Italy




(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) ROME – A Saudi Arabian freighter allegedly carrying weapons that couldbe used in the war in Yemen has docked at the Italian port of Genoa, despiteprotests by harbor workers.
The Saudi-flagged Bahri Yanbu is scheduled to load further cargo beforedeparting for the Saudi port of Jeddah late Monday, according to the Italiannews agency ANSA.
Port workers protesting the alleged arms shipment unsuccessfully triedto prevent the ship's arrival, and hoisted a banner reading 'Stop thetrafficking of arms, war to war.
ANSA says union and port officials were in talks on the cargo to beloaded.
The 50,000-tonne ship has already called at several European ports,reportedly to pick up weaponry. French officials said a scheduled loading ofarms at Le Havre was cancelled following protests by activists. (Fox News)

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Anti-Arms Trade Protests as Saudi Freighter Docks in Italy

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