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- ‘Road blockades, and the use of police and military force against the blockaders, could resume if a permanent agreement is not reached.’
- ‘As you can hear from this home video, the police arrived and tried to reason with the blockaders.’
- ‘‘We can forcibly remove the blockades if we are sure that there is enough evidence that the blockaders are illegal,’ he told the Post.’
- ‘Two rams and another iron warship were to form the nucleus of a Confederate fleet designed to sweep away the blockaders and challenge northern supremacy in American waters.’
- ‘The main streets were shut by successive waves of blockaders who used everything from burning bales of hay to chains.’
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