For Immediate Release
Organizations: Egyptians & Egyptian Solidarity Groups
Egyptian & Egyptian Solidarity Groups Rally to Support Egyptian Revolution’s Demands on the Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution
Global Event: The Struggle Continues
Global Day to support the Egyptian revolution on Jan 21th, 2012 in:, New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Melbourne, Sydney, Paris, Rome, and more.
New York City, NY— During the 18 days from Jan 25th to Feb 11th, 2011, the whole world witnessed millions of Egyptian protesters marching in the streets of Egypt and protesting in Tahrir Square, demanding their basic human rights: dignity, freedom, and social justice. After decades of patience and suffering, Egyptians finally spoke out loudly and peacefully demanding the fall of a police-based authoritarian regime, the end of Mubarak’s dictatorship, and the establishment of a civilian, democratic state. Under the maximal pressure exerted by Egyptians, Mubarak was toppled. The Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) took charge in leading the country through the transition stage. At that time, SCAF members and military personnel were regarded as heroes.
After almost one year since those unforgettable, historical days of the Egyptian revolution, the status quo in Egypt is worsening. The post-revolution rulers of Egypt publicly claim to work towards the safety and stability of the country, while they continue the implementation of the emergency law, detaining innocent citizens without trial, Under their authority, thousands of civilians are subjected to military courts as they are confined and tortured in prison. The Egyptian military has actively participated in killing protesters, using prohibited weapons against peaceful demonstrations, kidnapping and defaming revolutionists using state-owned media, as well as targeting, torturing, and sexually assaulting women. These inhuman and terrible actions justify the shared belief among many Egyptians at home and abroad, that the members of the SCAF are leading and orchestrating the actions of anti-revolution forces to diminish the gains of the revolution.
For these reasons, Egyptian revolutionists have decided to go back to Tahrir Square and the streets all over Egypt on January 25th, 2012, the first anniversary of the revolution. They have decided that the revolution must continue until the complete and genuine achievement of all of the revolution’s goals. Egyptians decided to stand up peacefully again for their rights and for their stolen dream of a democratic state that respects and values its citizens. In solidarity with the Egyptian revolutionists, Egyptians & Egyptian Solidarity Groups and human rights groups are organizing a global day of rallies to support the Egyptian revolution on January 21st, 2012.
The NY event will start with a Rally at Times Square (42nd & 7th Ave) from 12:00 -2:30, the, a March to the Egyptian Mission between 2:30 – 3:30, ending with the second Rally at the Egyptian Mission to the UN from 3:30 – 4:00.
Accordingly, We call upon those inspired by or those who supported the Egyptian revolution to demand the support of their government to the Egyptian revolution. We ask every freedom supporter to join us in requesting from the current rulers of Egypt to act immediately on the following demand:
Immediate and complete transfer of power from SCAF to the elected parliament. And for the parliament to act immediately on:
- Honor, morally as well as financially, the families of 900+ protesters murdered and those injured during the Egyptian revolution, over the last year.
- Immediate release of the detainees and end to all militarily trials of civilians.
- Abolish military tribunals for civilians.
- Bring to justice all government officials accountable, all who gave or executed orders to kill protesters over the past 12 months.
For the US government – Immediately end all exports of tear gas and torturing weapons from US government or US companies to Egypt.
For more information about our global events, check the following pages:
Washington DC: https://www.facebook.com/events/267428249983815/
San Francisco: http://www.facebook.com/events/276075239108860/
Norway, Oslo: https://www.facebook.com/events/294341487283937/
Paris – France: https://www.facebook.com/pages/-2012/144117872368159
Australia, Melbourne: https://www.facebook.com/events/356382054388578/
Australia, Sydney: https://www.facebook.com/events/294341487283937/
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