February 12: Join Global Actions on Egypt

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New killings of protesters in Egypt remind us of the urgent need for institutional change in Egypt that will prevent such human rights abuses. Furthermore, it is a wake up call for activists worldwide to demonstrate global solidarity with protesters in Egypt. This Saturday, Amnesty International, partner organizations and Egyptian activists are organizing public rallies across the world in solidarity with the Egyptian people and to call for permanent human rights reforms in Egypt. In the United States, we will also send a clear message to the US government that now is not the time for settling on human rights compromises and will urge President Obama to call on Egyptian authorities to implement institutional changes that will prevent human rights abuses, such as the lifting of the state of emergency.

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People all over the world will hold public events to stand in solidarity with the people of Egypt and the wider Middle East & North Africa in their demands for an end to repression, for their freedom, their basic human rights and immediate reforms.

We will be organizing several events in the United States. You can find some basic info below; more details will be posted over the next hours and days:

Updated on February 11:

Portland, MaineUpdated Event Info
Monument Square, Congress Street
Saturday, February 12
12-2 P.M.
Contact: Susan Orfant at email: sueorfant@yahoo.com
RSVP now!

Chicago, ILUpdated Event Info
Egypt Consulate
500 N Michigan Avenue
Saturday, February 12
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Contact: ecoverson @ aiusa.org
RSVP now!

Washington, DC
White House
Saturday, February 12
1:30 – 3 pm
Email:jmanske @ aiusa.org
RSVP now!

New York
Across from Egypt Mission to the United Nations
44th Street E and 2nd Ave
Saturday, February 12
1:00 pm
Contact: TMcHarris @ aiusa.org
RSVP now!

Houston, TXUpdated Event Info
Consulate of Egypt in Houston
5718 Westheimer Rd
Saturday, February 12
2-4 pm
Contact: lainey2185 @ aol.com
RSVP now!

San Francisco, CA Updated Event Info
NEW LOCATION: United Nations Plaza (Civic Center BART Station)
Saturday, February 12
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Email: wbutkus @ aiusa.org
RSVP now!

Can’t make it to the demo?
Visit our Egypt Crisis page for more information and action opportunities. Your voice is making a difference!

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40 thoughts on “February 12: Join Global Actions on Egypt

  1. plz do not forget 2 mention its civic not military or islamic our revolution is civic

  2. plz do not forget 2 mention its civic not military or islamic our revolution is civic

  3. Million human march February Friday 10th , 2011
    Location: Seattle Center
    Time: Noon
    In support of the Egyptian people who have gather peacefully , who want democracy untainted by Hosni Mubarak a dictator who has been in power for 30 years as "president " .

    Out with Hosni Mubarak

    Live feed from Egypt http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/
    Freedom and Democracy For Egypt.

  4. Million human march February Friday 10th , 2011
    Location: Seattle Center
    Time: Noon
    In support of the Egyptian people who have gather peacefully , who want democracy untainted by Hosni Mubarak a dictator who has been in power for 30 years as "president " .

    Out with Hosni Mubarak

    Live feed from Egypt http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/
    Freedom and Democracy For Egypt.

  5. Million human march February Friday 10th , 2011
    Location: Seattle Center
    Time: Noon
    In support of the Egyptian people who have gather peacefully , who want democracy untainted by Hosni Mubarak a dictator who has been in power for 30 years as "president " .

    Out with Hosni Mubarak

    Live feed from Egypt http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/
    Freedom and Democracy For Egypt.

  6. Events are overtaking us. Can't wait till Saturday. I'll be in front of the Embassy in DC tomorrow morning.

  7. Los Angeles, LET"S DO IT. SATURDAY. maybe even FRIDAY. EVENTS from Egypt tomorrow (tonight our time) will be HUGE. I will even go out in the night. SEE YOU on the Streets of L.A.

  8. Million human march February Friday 10th , 2011
    Location: Seattle Center
    Time: Noon
    In support of the Egyptian people who have gather peacefully , who want democracy untainted by Hosni Mubarak a dictator who has been in power for 30 years as “president ” .

    Out with Hosni Mubarak

    Live feed from Egypt
    http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/
    Freedom and Democracy For Egypt.

  9. Events are overtaking us. Can’t wait till Saturday. I’ll be in front of the Embassy in DC tomorrow morning.

  10. Los Angeles, LET”S DO IT. SATURDAY. maybe even FRIDAY. EVENTS from Egypt tomorrow (tonight our time) will be HUGE. I will even go out in the night. SEE YOU on the Streets of L.A.

  11. NYC peeps! Why is NYC the only event here that has no link? I'll be at the UN with some friends anyways, but I find it odd that New York City's Amnesty International is not taking into account the massive population of Egyptians, and supporters here.

    PS
    Denver people should go to the capital building!
    make an event on FB and invite all your friends!
    Make banners and signs!

  12. NYC peeps! Why is NYC the only event here that has no link? I’ll be at the UN with some friends anyways, but I find it odd that New York City’s Amnesty International is not taking into account the massive population of Egyptians, and supporters here.

    PS
    Denver people should go to the capital building!
    make an event on FB and invite all your friends!
    Make banners and signs!

  13. FREE FREE FREE BURMA
    FREE FREE FREE EGYPT

    FREEDOM SUPPORTERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE WITH YOU,
    THE WILL OF FREEDOM LOVING EGYPTIANS IS STRONGER THAN
    THE GREED OF MUBARAK…
    YOUR THIRST FOR POWER WILL NEVER BE QUENCHED AGAIN MUBARAK,
    NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE TO BE REALIZED…

  14. FREE FREE FREE BURMA
    FREE FREE FREE EGYPT

    FREEDOM SUPPORTERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE WITH YOU,
    THE WILL OF FREEDOM LOVING EGYPTIANS IS STRONGER THAN
    THE GREED OF MUBARAK…
    YOUR THIRST FOR POWER WILL NEVER BE QUENCHED AGAIN MUBARAK,
    NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE TO BE REALIZED…

  15. thank you all for your comments and support. as you have seen, we have added an additional event in portland, maine, and fixed the NY event page. and everyone is of course welcome to organize their own events!!

    come back soon to see what i am sure will be amazing pictures from rallies all over the country. and hope to see some of you on the streets today!

  16. there'll be events at both places in DC the whole afternoon. we'll gather at the White House in an hour to show solidarity with our egyptian friends who rally at embassy and cairo, and to call on Obama to take clear stand for human rights in egypt in the weeks and month to come. hope to see you there!
    christoph

  17. Thanks, sounds like I should be down at the White House then since I am not egyptian. :) I wondered where to go because I am near the embassy and saw it on the news a lot lately.

  18. thank you all for your comments and support. as you have seen, we have added an additional event in portland, maine, and fixed the NY event page. and everyone is of course welcome to organize their own events!!

    come back soon to see what i am sure will be amazing pictures from rallies all over the country. and hope to see some of you on the streets today!

  19. there’ll be events at both places in DC the whole afternoon. we’ll gather at the White House in an hour to show solidarity with our egyptian friends who rally at embassy and cairo, and to call on Obama to take clear stand for human rights in egypt in the weeks and month to come. hope to see you there!
    christoph

  20. Thanks, sounds like I should be down at the White House then since I am not egyptian. :) I wondered where to go because I am near the embassy and saw it on the news a lot lately.