Egypt: Call for global solidarity after 16 Dec army attack on protesters
Protesters against military rule in Egypt have appealed for global demonstrations against the latest brutal assault led by the Egyptian army on the sit-ins at the Cabinet Offices and Tahrir Square in Cairo on 16 December 2011.
Posted on December 18, 2011
Updated list of protests below – UK, Ireland, Canada, Austria, Turkey, New Zealand, USA, Germany, Spain, France (1am 20 December)
By 18 December 10 people had been killed and hundreds injured in the attack. Solidarity protests were beginning to spread across Egypt and worldwide in response.
Please mobilise urgently to demand that Egypt’s military rulers immediately stop attacking protesters. Call on governments worldwide, and especially the Mubarak regime’s main backers, the USA, UK and other western states, halt arms sales to Egypt and end their financial and material support for the repressive apparatus of the Egyptian regime.
What you can do:
1. Organise or join protests outside Egyptian embassies worldwide. See below for details of global solidarity action. Send reports and pictures of protests to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on facebook here: www.facebook.com/mena.solidarity
2. Organise a solidarity statement and collect signatures. Send or deliver to the Egyptian embassy in your country and send copies to email@example.com or post on facebook here: www.facebook.com/mena.solidarity
See these statements by UK doctors and students in protest at the attack.
3. Share and translate reports of the military attack on the protesters to help counter the lies being put out by Egyptian state media. Follow @3arabawy on Twitter and see Ahram Online’s website for detailed coverage.
Global solidarity actions for protesters against military rule in Egypt
Protest at the Egyptian Embassy, London
Saturday 17 December 4-7pm
Protests are continuing daily 4-7pm
Protest at the Egyptian Embassy, Clyde Rd, Dublin
Monday 19 December, 5-6 pm
supported by Irish Anti War Movement
Other pictures from protest here
Toronto protest against military rule in Egypt
Monday, December 19 at 5pm, Yonge Dundas Square
200 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B1Y7
Protest in Solidarity with Egypt Revolution in Vienna, Mariahilfer Straße/Neubaugasse. Thursday 22 December 5-7pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/259615504098180
Protest against SCAF’s attack on the revolutionaries
Wednesday 21 November, 6.30pm Taksim Square, Istanbul
Called by DSIP
From Tahrir to Aotea- Solidarity with the Egyptian Revolution. Down with the military dictatorship- meet at Occupy in Aotea Sq, Auckland at 5pm Tuesday 20 December then go down to US Consulate for picket against US arming Egypt’s Junta.- pass it on.
Wednesday, December 21 2:00pm until 7:00pm Egyptian consulate 1110 2nd Ave # 201 New York, NY 10022-2093 FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/260847190641653/
Endorse the “Urgent Appeal to Occupy and All Social Justice Movements: Mobilize to Defend the Egyptian Revolution” – signed by Ad Hoc Coalition to Defend the Egyptian Revolution, Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Egyptian Association for Change- NY, Existence is Resistance, International Socialist Organization, Jan25 Solidarity for Democracy Network, New York City Labor Against the War, Labor for Palestine, Palestine Solidarity Network – Bay Area, Raha Iranian Feminist Collective, Siegebusters Working Group, 6 of April Youth Movement America, Socialist Action, United National Antiwar Coalition, US Palestinian Community Network (to add your signature go here)
Solidarität mit den Aktivisten vom Tahir-Platz – Ägyptische Botschaft
Ägyptische Botschaft, Stauffenbergstr. 5-6, 10785 Berlin
Tuesday 20 December 5-8pm
Protest outside Egyptian Embassy in Madrid
Monday 19 December
Video here and see here for pictures etc: http://soltahrir.tumblr.com/
Protest in Barcelona, pl Catalunya
Tuesday 20 December, 7pm
more details here
Daily protests in front of the Egyptian military office in Paris, 6-8pm
called by Egyptians in Paris