Twitter roundup from the Egyptian port of Al-Arish where the Viva Palestina convoy has been attacked

Twitter roundup from the Egyptian port of Al-Arish where the Viva Palestina convoy has been attacked

The following tweets cover key moments from the last two hours in Al-Arish where Joti says: “All quiet for now. Six arrested, lots of head wounds as cops started the rock throwing. One serious injury stretchered out.” (It’s currently 6.35PM US Eastern Tuesday, 1.35AM Wednesday in Egypt and the tweets below appear in chronological order):

Riot cops have moved their barriers and look to be gearing up 4 a fight. Our boys preparing to defend the port. #vivapalestina – joti2gaza

Full-on battles between convoy boys and Egyptian riot cops. Tear gas, water cannons, rocks throwing. #vivapalestina – joti2gaza

For Gaza siege. We have bend over backwards to come to Elarish cause EGY said we’d be welcomed here, instead welcomed with violence – juanajaafar

Galloway here with TUR MPs to negotiate movement of convoy since 530pm local time. EGY asked for 59 of our vehicles to give to Israel. – juanajaafar

59 vehicles = 25% of our convoy which includes 2 big trucks from GBR and TUR. This contradicts written agreement EGY gave to TURs in Aqaba – juanajaafar

Galloway says Viva has video taken from meeting room to show special police starting violence. Police then threw stones at meeting room – juanajaafar

RT @Irish4Palestine: ppl were attacked by outsiders who came with stick and stones and entered compound, this was a set up #vivapalestin – peter2gaza

RT @viva_palestina: RT @juanajaafar: Arrested are from GRB, USA, Msia and Kuwaiti. (via @Stand4Liberty) – peter2gaza

All quiet for now. Six arrested, lots of head wounds as cops started the rock throwing. One serious injury stretchered out. #vivapalestina – joti2gaza

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