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Greek Authorities Intercept U.S. Boat for Gaza Minutes After It Set Sail

NewsJuly 01, 2011
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Democracy Now! producer Aaron Maté files exclusive audio reports on board the Gaza-bound “Audacity of Hope”. The ship set sail from Greece at approximately 9:30 a.m. EDT but was soon stopped by Greek authorities. Listen to Aaron’s reports as the scene develops. Listen

Update at 12:30 p.m. EDT Audio from the U.S. ship of Col. Ann Wright pleading with armed Greek soldiers to let the ship sail to Gaza. Listen

Update at 12:45 p.m. EDT Standoff continues between U.S. activists aboard ship and Greek authorities. Listen

Updated at 1:12 p.m. EDT U.S. ship captain agrees to follow Greek Coast Guard back to a Greek port. Listen

Updated at 3:28 p.m. EDT Recent tweets from Democracy Now! producer Aaron Mate: “Boat has docked @ different port. Officers stand outside but aren’t boarding. Behind them, compound w/ barbed wire & uniformed soldiers” // “Surreal scene to see armed forces confront boat of peace activists, many people in their 60s-70s, singing 'We Shall Overcome' … “Ship moored at least overnight. Passengers discussing options. Greek inspectors have many demands–r they legitimate, or more diversions?”

Watch/Listen/Read Democracy Now!’s Full Coverage of the Gaza Flotilla

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