Sat 1/21: Chicago Marches on Global Day to Support the Egyptian Revolution

 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: Washington DC, New York city, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Melbourne, Sydney, Paris, and Rome.

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 are still enforcing emergency law, detaining innocent people without trial, subjecting civilians to military courts, killing protesters, using prohibited weapons against peaceful protesters, kidnapping revolutionists, defaming revolutionists using the state-owned media, and torturing, targeting, and sexually insulting women, etc. These inhuman and terrible actions have led a wide sector of Egyptians to believe that SCAF members are leading and orchestrating the actions of the anti-revolution forces to diminish gains of the revolution.

For these reasons, Egyptian revolutionists decided to go back to Tahrir Square and the streets all over Egypt on Jan 25th, 2012, the 1st anniversary of the revolution. They 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 Jan 21st, 2012.

The Chicago event
Schedule Change Due to Snow
1pm, Gather at the Egyptian consulate, 500 N. Michigan Ave.
Rally, speakers, and theatrical protest at Egyptian consulate

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:

1.     Honor, morally as well as financially, the families of the victims and those injured in the revolution.

2.     Immediate release of the detainees and end to all militarily trials of civilians.

3.     Abolish military tribunals for civilians.

4.     Bring to justice everyone who was involved – by giving or executing orders - in killing protesters over the past 10 months.

Global Day to support the Egyptian revolution:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Global-day-to-Support-the-Egyptian-Revolution-Jan-21st/268577239869676

NYC: https://www.facebook.com/events/260847190641653/

Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/333069303378244/

Washington: https://www.facebook.com/events/267428249983815/

Houston: https://www.facebook.com/events/244837172255950/

Dallas: https://www.facebook.com/events/126133287506194/

Vancouver: https://www.facebook.com/events/197256930369671/

Toronto: https://www.facebook.com/events/331641186860592/

Ottawa: https://www.facebook.com/events/273368782718567/

Paris: Global day to support Egyptian revolution in France

Oslo: https://www.facebook.com/events/294341487283937/

Sydney: https://www.facebook.com/events/311848415521264/

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