February 12: Join Global Actions on Egypt

February 9, 2011

For updates on the Global Day of Action for Egypt, please check back on our blog or follow us on Twitter over the next days.

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: [email protected]
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Chicago, ILUpdated Event Info
Egypt Consulate
500 N Michigan Avenue
Saturday, February 12
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Contact: ecoverson @ aiusa.org
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Washington, DC
White House
Saturday, February 12
1:30 – 3 pm
Email:jmanske @ aiusa.org
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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
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Houston, TXUpdated Event Info
Consulate of Egypt in Houston
5718 Westheimer Rd
Saturday, February 12
2-4 pm
Contact: lainey2185 @ aol.com
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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!