Trucker Manny Singh honked his horn and pumped his fist in support.
The port was officially shut down late Wednesday, port officials said. The night shift was supposed to report at 7 p.m., then 9 p.m., before the shift was cancelled entirely.
Meanwhile, a man and a woman believed to be Occupy Oakland protesters were hit Wednesday night by a driver in a silver Mercedes at 11th Street and Broadway downtown, the Oakland Tribune reported. Both were taken to an area hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available.