CodePink Austin, along with other friends and supporters of the U.S. Boat to Gaza, held a symbolic "launch" on the Pfluger Bridge over Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. Participants read excerpts from writings by Alice Walker and Kathy Kelly and the letter... to President Obama regarding the reasons for the trip to Gaza. Austin citizens were asked to stop and write messages to the passengers and participate in other symbolic actions.
This event took place on June 26th, 2011. Organized by CodePink Austin (http://www.codepinkaustin.com).
To learn more about the voyage please visit: http://ustogaza.org/
To read about US activists who prepare to break Israel's blockade on Gaza, please visit: http://electronicintifada.net/content/us-activists-prepare-break-israels-bloc...
Video produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala.
This video is a ZGraphix production.
Photo by Jeff Zavala