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US Boat to Gaza on Way Out to Sea; Greece Coast Guard Stops Boat
by US to Gaza
Friday Jul 1st, 2011 7:29 AM
The US Boat, The Audacity of Hope, defied Greek authorities and left the dock. There was concern that the Greek authorities would attempt to stop the boat and make arrests. The Greek coast guard had been hovering near the US boat most of the day but allowed the boat to sail. The flotilla seemed to be on its way toward Gaza but now the coast guard has stopped the boat. For more updates, see http://twitter.com/usboattogaza. (also see http://twitter.com/ibnezr, http://twitter.com/medeabenjamin, and others mentioned below)
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As of July 1, around 7:15am PST / 5:15pm EEST (Athens time):



ibnezra Joseph Dana
by USBOATTOGAZA
The other ship left. There is only one coast guard ship in front of the US boat right now.
1 minute ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
MT .@ibnezra The boat is now stopped. The coast guard is blocking us. #flotilla2
5 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
On board @USBOATTOGAZA sailing to Gaza are 36 passengers, 5 crew member, and 11 journalists #flotilla2
7 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Follow passenger .@medeabenjamin, she is live tweeting from aboard @USBOATTOGAZA #flotilla2
1 minute ago


Medea Benjamin
medeabenjamin Medea Benjamin
by USBOATTOGAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA we have been sailing for 15 minutes; it's glorious!!!
3 minutes ago


The IMEU
theIMEU The IMEU
by USBOATTOGAZA
CONFIRMED: Alice Walker on board as @USBOATTOGAZA heads to int'l waters along w/@DemocracyNow, CNN, others #flotilla2 #Gaza
7 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA is out on the seas! Greek port authorities didn't stop the boat.
5 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
via passenger .@medeabenjamin "We were sure we'd be stopped. So far so good. We have no idea how far we will get" #flotilla2
7 minutes ago


Robert Naiman
naiman Robert Naiman
by USBOATTOGAZA
WE ARE SAILING TO #GAZA!!! #flotilla2
27 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Passengers waving goodbye moments before @usboattogaza set sail! #flotilla2 http://twitpic.com/5jjewf
13 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
We have sailed! #flotilla2
15 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Picture of @usboattogaza as it leaves the dock in Greece moments ago! #flotilla2 http://twitpic.com/5jjd1o
17 minutes ago


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


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Passenger Kalleo Larson was playing the trumpet as @USBOATTOGAZA was leaving the dock, it is no longer be seen or heard from dock #flotilla2
20 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@usboattogaza is out of sight to those standing on the dock! It's going! #flotilla2
21 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA has left the dock! now we wait to see what the Greek authorities are going to do. #flotilla2
26 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA is moving right now! #flotilla2
29 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA is about to set sail. #flotilla2
47 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA is about to set sail -- psngrs preparing to nonviolently resist any efforts to stop the boat. #flotilla2
49 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA is about to set sail.
51 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Reps from #flotilla2 boats & supporters gathered by US embassy in Athens this morning, occupied the st. while chanting "free our boats"
55 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
The Greek, Spanish, France, Norway, Scotland, Irish and Tunisia representatives and supporters of #flotilla2 were there
1 hour ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
The @USBOATTOGAZA passengers arrived at the US embassy in Athens this morning around 11:30AM Greek time
1 hour ago

USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Follow passenger .@medeabenjamin, she is live tweeting from aboard @USBOATTOGAZA #flotilla2
1 minute ago


medeabenjamin Medea Benjamin
by USBOATTOGAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA we have been sailing for 15 minutes; it's glorious!!!
3 minutes ago


theIMEU The IMEU
by USBOATTOGAZA
CONFIRMED: Alice Walker on board as @USBOATTOGAZA heads to int'l waters along w/@DemocracyNow, CNN, others #flotilla2 #Gaza
7 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA is out on the seas! Greek port authorities didn't stop the boat.
5 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
via passenger .@medeabenjamin "We were sure we'd be stopped. So far so good. We have no idea how far we will get" #flotilla2
7 minutes ago


Robert Naiman
naiman Robert Naiman
by USBOATTOGAZA
WE ARE SAILING TO #GAZA!!! #flotilla2
27 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Passengers waving goodbye moments before @usboattogaza set sail! #flotilla2 http://twitpic.com/5jjewf
13 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
We have sailed! #flotilla2
15 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Picture of @usboattogaza as it leaves the dock in Greece moments ago! #flotilla2 http://twitpic.com/5jjd1o
17 minutes ago


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


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Passenger Kalleo Larson was playing the trumpet as @USBOATTOGAZA was leaving the dock, it is no longer be seen or heard from dock #flotilla2
20 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@usboattogaza is out of sight to those standing on the dock! It's going! #flotilla2
21 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA has left the dock! now we wait to see what the Greek authorities are going to do. #flotilla2
26 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA is moving right now! #flotilla2
29 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA is about to set sail. #flotilla2
47 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA is about to set sail -- psngrs preparing to nonviolently resist any efforts to stop the boat. #flotilla2
49 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA is about to set sail.
51 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
Reps from #flotilla2 boats & supporters gathered by US embassy in Athens this morning, occupied the st. while chanting "free our boats"
55 minutes ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
The Greek, Spanish, France, Norway, Scotland, Irish and Tunisia representatives and supporters of #flotilla2 were there
1 hour ago


USBOATTOGAZA US BOAT TO GAZA
The @USBOATTOGAZA passengers arrived at the US embassy in Athens this morning around 11:30AM Greek time
1 hour ago


US BOAT TO GAZA
@USBOATTOGAZA
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