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PHOTO ESSAY ~ New Yorkers Turn Out to Support U.S. Boat Sailing to Break Gaza Blockade

August 8, 2010
For a report on the cruise, click HERE
Also see THIS

More than 400 New Yorkers crowded into the Marco Polo Marina on 23 rd Street  at the FDR Drive last night

for a sunset cruise around Manhattan to support the U.S. Boat to Gaza.

The boat, named The Audacity of Hope, will sail under the U.S. flag as part of a new international Freedom Flotilla

whose organizers are vowing to break the siege of Gaza this fall.

Ranging in age from 18 to 89,

supporters from around New York and as far away as Hawaii heard prominent journalists, actors, musicians, poets,

and survivors of past flotillas express feelings of urgency about the situation in Gaza

and distress at their own country’s role in it.


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ADAM SHAPIRO

MICHAEL RATNER
ANN WRIGHT
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Photos © by Bud Korotzer

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