Posted by CODEPINK Staff
Thanks to a massive influx of calls before and immediately after the action alert that was just sent out, the State Department and US Embassy in Cairo applied enough pressure on Egyptian officials that Tighe Barry of CODEPINK was released after 8 hours of being detained at the Cairo airport.
We are all very relieved and thank you for your calls. HOWEVER, it is still very important to remain alert; the IDF has already announced that it plans to intercept the 2 boats headed towards Gaza sometime tonight. We all need to be ready to take action.
Please stay tuned for updates, which can be found at www.UStoGaza.org, and for those tweeting please follow @CanadaBoatGaza and @MoveOverAIPAC. The hashtag being used is #FreedomWaves.
Onwards to Gaza,
Medea and CODEPINK DC