Activists in the United States Show Solidarity with Egyptian Protesters

While millions of people are protesting in Egypt, an increasing number of activists also take to the streets in the U.S. to demand dignity and basic human rights for the Egyptian people. Find below some images from our rally at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, DC.

Protecting the right to demonstrate peacefully is a duty. We welcome the army’s commitment not to fire on protesters, after we have repeatedly raised concerns about the excessive use of force by security forces during the demonstrations – Claudio Cordone, AI Senior Director


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Christoph Koettl is the Emergency Response Manager at Amnesty International USA and works on urgent human rights situations such as armed conflicts. In his work he focuses on exploring the intersection of technology and human rights, specializing in utilizing satellite imagery or citizen video for human rights research and advocacy. He previously worked and studied in Austria, the Netherlands and Italy and holds an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His expertise is in International Humanitarian Law, conflict analysis, crisis mapping, video validation and social media forensics and he is a regular speaker on technology and human rights. He has testified on war crimes in Sri Lanka before the United States Congress and his work is covered regularly by numerous national and international media, including Associated Press, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and Reuters.
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4 thoughts on “Activists in the United States Show Solidarity with Egyptian Protesters

  1. It is right that solidarity with Egyptian democracy protesters should occur in US because support for the Mubarak regime has created this shameful situation in Egypt. The perpetrators are the highest democratic institutions in the US. We have not learnt from Shah of Iran, Pinochet of Chile or Saddam of Iraq. Mubarak is an embarrassment to civility.

  2. It is right that solidarity with Egyptian democracy protesters should occur in US because support for the Mubarak regime has created this shameful situation in Egypt. The perpetrators are the highest democratic institutions in the US. We have not learnt from Shah of Iran, Pinochet of Chile or Saddam of Iraq. Mubarak is an embarrassment to civility.