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Greek coastguard forces Gaza ‘freedom flotilla’ vessel back to port | The Guardian

An attempt by one of the Gaza-bound “freedom flotilla” ships to defy the Greek government and escape from port was thwarted on Monday when armed coastguard officials caught up with the vessel and forced it back to shore.

On a day that activists had dubbed “make or break” for the international coalition of boats seeking to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza, the Canadian ship Tahrir burst out of Agios Nikolaos port in Crete at 6pm local time after supporters blocked the coastguard with manned kayaks.

Read more here: Greek coastguard forces Gaza ‘freedom flotilla’ vessel back to port | World news | The Guardian.

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