Gallery: Flotilla activists protest Greek ban on ships

Activists gather to protest Greek government's ban on flotilla ships setting sail to Gaza from ports in Greece.

By REUTERS
July 2, 2011 21:11

Freedom Flotilla 2 311 R. (photo credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica)

Activists on the Greek island of Corfu on Saturday flashed peace signs and cheered from the Stefano Chiarini ship and other boats participating in what protesters called the "Freedom Flotilla II." The demonstrators were angry at the Greek authorities' ban on Gaza-bound ships.

Greek authorities said on Friday that ships destined for Gaza -- which involves transit through international waters -- were prohibited from leaving Greek ports.

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