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Canadian Boat to Gaza Passengers Take Off Part 2

Interviews with passengers and supporters

by Carmelle Wolfson

Human rights activists sailing on the Canadian boat to Gaza left Toronto's Pearson International airport on Sunday June 19. On board the Canadian boat, named "Tahrir" or "liberty" in Arabic, will be 32 Canadian activists, 10 delegates from Denmark, Belgium and Australia and a handful of journalists. The boat will sail the Mediterranean with 9 other ships from the United States and Europe as part of the Freedom Flotilla 2. The aim of the flotilla is to break Israel's siege on the Gaza Strip and to deliver humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. Arriving at the airport on Sunday, police were stationed by the check-in after over a dozen members of the extremist Jewish Defense League showed up with signs to protest the Freedom Flotilla. The JDL said the flotilla is aiding terrorist Hamas holes. At the airport Carmelle Wolfson spoke with Canadian Arab Federation President Khaled Mouammar, a supporter of the flotilla.

LISTEN TO PART ONE OF THIS SERIES HERE FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER JOHN GREYSON, A PASSENGER ON THE CANADIAN BOAT TO GAZA

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Please post the flottilla support demonstrations !

Greetings,

I know that demonstrations are planned in Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Québec, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria.

Could someone please post the relevant events on the MediaCoop Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver (I don't have the info myself, so I cannot do it at the time).

 

Note : for Quebec City, we decided to "pre-inform" folks and will hold our support demo the day the flottilla is near Gaza...

 

Thank you,

Michael Lessard

Quebec City Collective for Peace and Quebec-Indymedia (www.cmaq.net)

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