[16:00 GMT - Convoy is at Ramsgate, everything proceeding well. Fire engine has dvla problem but will be sorted - twitter.com/georgegalloway]
The police have arrested and are holding three drivers who were on their way to join the convoy Friday night.
As usual no evidence of any crime, other than of being a Muslim while in charge of a vehicle, has been offered by the police. From picking on Muslim kids on demos to taking people away in the middle of the night and of course shooting them in the head at point blank range in the case of DeMenezes, we have come to expect anything from the police and security services.
But this is such a blatant attempt to intimidate the Muslim community and anyone else that wants to stand up for Palestinian rights.
The government says it is worried about radicalisation in the Muslim community. In truth they should be worried about radicalisation way beyond the Muslim community as this economic and social crisis bites. But without a doubt it is the government by its unjust and criminal actions at home and abroad that is the source of the justified anger Muslims, and millions of other people, in the UK feel.
Protest to your MP and demand the immediate release of the drivers.
From the BBC
The nine were arrested when several vehicles were stopped on the M65 near Preston on Friday night, but six were later released without charge.
The arrests were made in a joint operation between Lancashire Police and the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.
Police have confirmed the vehicles were meant to be part of the Gaza aid convoy which left London earlier.
More than 100 vehicles are taking more than £1m worth of aid, including trucks full of medicines, tools, clothes, blankets and shoe boxes as well as gifts for children.