Breaking News: Greek Coast Guard stops US Boat to Gaza as it sets sail to join Freedom Flotilla – Stay Human –

Breaking News: Greek Coast Guard stops US Boat to Gaza as it sets sail to join Freedom Flotilla; Coast Guard: ‘you are forbidden to leave Athens. return to port now’

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(The Audacity of Hope leaving the port in Athens. Photo: US Boat to Gaza)

From the US Boat to Gaza website:

At 4:45 pm Athens time The Audacity of Hope left the dock to set sail for Gaza. We are awaiting news to see if they are stopped by Greek authorities or allowed to sail.

And from the US Boat to Gaza Twitter account:

@USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Greek coast guard vehicle approached the dock as @USBOATTOGAZA was leaving and sped away. #flotilla2

And flotilla passenger Robert Naiman

@naiman Robert Naiman
WE ARE SAILING TO #GAZA!!! #flotilla2

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Passengers waving goodbye moments before the US Boat to Gaza set sail. (Photo: US Boat to Gaza)

Update: After sailing for 15 minutes the US Boat to Gaza was stopped by the Greek Coast Guard. Joseph Dana is tweeting from on board:

@ibnezra Joseph Dana
The coast guard is demanding that we return to port. “we are forbidden to leave” passengers are chanting and screaming at them
 

source: Mondoweiss

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