Occupy Wall Stree: Actions in Solidarity with Egypt

NEW YORK–(ENWESPF)–November 21, 2011.  As the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces escalates the use of force on protesters at Tahrir, we call for support and solidarity for our brothers and sisters of Tahrir Square. We also call for support and solidarity with our egyptian american brothers and sisters. There will be actions planned so long as the crackdowns continue, starting with a protest today at 5pm in NYC at the Egyptian Consulate (corner of 2nd ave and 58th st) organized by the EAC. There will also be protests tomorrow, November 22 at 5:30 pm, at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco CA.

The military “interim” government is now showing its true colors: people were already worrying about the nomination of 15 new governors without elections, all tied to the military, with no representation, the false flag actions ordered by the army against copts, and the repression against protesters. The Egyptian civilian government, under the authority of the military administration, has submitted its resignation to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the administration which serves as Egypt’s collegiate head of state since the fall of Mubarak in February.

Protest poster in arabic saying: Egyptians want the SCAF out!

Poster in arabic, saying “Egyptians want the SCAF out!”

Using the precedent of police brutality in Germany and America against the occupations and the take the squares movements, Egyptian state television now proclaims “We saw the firm stance the US took against OWS people & the German govt against green protesters to secure the state” (source). They have already brutally arrested hundreds, wounded 1700, and murdered 30 protesters.

We call on the people of the world to show their solidarity with the people of Egypt in these moments, fighting against an administration that is but the continuation of the Mubarak era, only without Mubarak at the helm.