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Activist Communique: Demonstrations in solidarity with the Egyptian democracy movement

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OK, the weather is decent today and you have two hours to get out of bed, grab a coffee and some friends and head down to a demo in your city (see list below) to support the demonstrators in Egypt for democracy. If your city is not listed here, hell....plan your own rally or follow the links below on how you can help.

Check out these twitter feeds for more into: #egypt #jan25 #demo2011 #dayx

Fwd call out: Join the demonstrations in support of the Egyptian democracy movement. There are events all over the world on Friday and Saturday. Below are the listings for events here in Canada.

If you are unable to come out to the protests, you can still support the movement by calling the Egyptian embassy in Ottawa and demand that they allow the protests to continue without bloodshed. The 30-year-old dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak has never seen this scale of protest and there is a danger that they may fire on demonstrators as night falls. To find a list of phone numbers to call, please click on the link below: http://bit.ly/e1jdXN

Also, be sure to e-mail Prime Minster Stephen Harper's office and tell him that Canadians stand for peace and democracy. The government of Canada needs to speak up and support the Egyptian people. The PM's e-mail is: [email protected]


Date: January 28, 2011

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.


Consulat Général De La République D'Egypte

1000, Rue de la Gauchetiere Ouest




Date: January 28, 2011

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.


Egypt Embassy , Canada

454, Laurier Avenue




Saturday, January 29, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location Yonge-Dundas Square

Toronto, ON




Saturday, January 29, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Location Vancouver Public Library square

Robson & Homer

Vancouver, BC




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