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Gaza Freedom March Breaks Thru Media Blockade

Gaza Freedom Marchers, persisting today against being blockaded into their hotels by state security, and kept from marching in downtown Cairo, had several rallies.  They broke through the media blockade as well, and into mainstream western media with their message of support for the people of Gaza, and condemnation of the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

Gaza Freedom Marchers, Cairo

Gaza Freedom Marchers, Cairo

In Gaza Freedom March…A Call to the World, Alan Goodman covered the actions, noting the repression under which they happened

Tens of thousands of Egyptians and tourists saw the March, and the story is all over the news in Cairo (photo at right is tonight’s Cairo paper). More and more  Egyptians are coming up to us on the street, expressing support for the protest in different ways. It appears that some Egyptians joined the protest and at least one may have been singled out and abducted by Egyptian security.

At the same time, Palestinians and international activists on both sides of the Erez border crossing from Israel protested the siege and blockade of Gaza by Israel, according to Al Jazeera.

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