OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Four Oakland councilmembers are pressing the city to prevent any future disruptions at the port.

Much of the port was shut down earlier this week, as thousands of anti-Wall Street protesters disrupted truck traffic and blocked longshoremen from reporting to work for nearly 24 hours.

On Thursday, the City Council's four-member Rules and Legislation Committee voted unanimously in favor of a resolution directing city leaders to use whatever "lawful tools" they have to prevent future shutdowns.

Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente, who co-sponsored the legislation, said the shutdown was embarrassing for city officials.

The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/unbAR5) that the resolution will go before the full council on Tuesday.

Occupy organizers say it could lead to more confrontations between police and protesters.

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Information from: The Oakland Tribune, http://www.oaklandtribune.com

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