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.
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: SEE THE REST OF THIS POST