One of the French boats taking part in the ‘Freedom Flotilla 2’ apparently set sail from Corsica on Saturday morning. It is named the ‘Dignite –Al Karama. The second French boat – the ‘Louise Michel’ – is reportedly currently still in Greece.
The organisers of ‘Un Bateau pour Gaza’ originally intended to sail from Marseille and last weekend around 500 of their supporters gathered at the old port there. The ‘peaceful’ atmosphere at this ‘freedom-loving’ event can be appreciated in this video of the gathering.
Travelling on board one of the French boats – and presumably Tweeting – will be the Le Monde journalist Elise Barthet.
This website may be useful for anyone interested in following the boats’ progress, although the fact that some of them appear not to using the crafts’ registered names in the publicity released and may be departing from small marinas rather than official ports may make that difficult.
- Flotilla Publicity Stunt Update (cifwatch.com)
- ‘Freedom Flotilla 2′ – Staying Pointless. (cifwatch.com)