More demo updates

Just passing along some updates about the worldwide solidarity movement with Egypt and the protests it is organizing:
1. The Egyptian Committee in Support of the Egyptian Judges (London - Chicago), The Cairo Conference, Stop The War Coalition ( http://www.stopwar.org.uk/), and Globalise Resistance ( http://www.resist.org.uk/) will announce very soon the launch of "The International Campaign In solidarity with the Egyptian Judges". This initiative will be supporting the Fifth Point of the last Kefaya Press Release calling on Egyptians abroad to campaign, explain, and introduce the Egyptian cause to the world. Please wait for the Campaign web site where all the information and missions statement will be published.

2. Timeline for Coming period:

Monday May 22nd

London: The International Campaign will be organising a "Public Meeting" as part of its effort to explain the Egyptian situation and the Judges Cause. The session will be chaired by the prominent journalist Yvonne Ridley (for more information about Ridley please visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1570394.stm). Speakers will include John Rees (Vice PResident - Cairo Conference and for more information about him please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rees_(UK_politician), Jeremey Corbyn and a speaker from the Egyptian Committee in Support of Egyptian Judges. All the Meeting details and flyer (Please stick it on your blog or print and distribute it) could be found on http://elkhan-elmasry.blogspot.com/

Wednesday May 24th
Paris: There will be a demo in front of the Egyptian Embassy at 2 pm. Address is l'Ambassade d'Egypte, 56, av. d'Iéna, 16ème, métro Iéna. For all information please contact Dina at solidaritegypte@hotmail.fr. Other than the Egyptian Activists there will be some other French NGOs supporting them including Agir Contre la guerre, Syndicat de la Magistrature (Union of Justice .. i.e The French Judges), la Federation Internationale des Droits de l'Homme, Ligue des
Droits de l'Homme.

London: There will be a "Banner Session" where Egyptian and International activists will get a chance to interact and work together on the banners that will be used for the 25th Demos. This event is intended as a chance for the Egyptians to tell the International Activists more about Egypt, its culture, its politics ...etc and above all to explain why they feel they have to vioce their protest against what is happening in Egypt. More info about the banner session will be available soon on http://elkhan-elmasry.blogspot.com/ . This is event is organised by the International Campign in Solidarity with the Egyptian Judges (Cairo Conference, Egyptian Committee, Stop War, Globalise Resistance).

Thursday May 25th
Athens: There will be a demo organised by the Greek Stop the War Coalition and the Athens Labour Centre. the demo will take place at 7 pm outside the Egyptian Embassy. For more information please contact stoppolemo@yahoo.gr

Chicago: There will be a demo in front of the Egyptian Consulate at 500 N. Michigan (12:30 PM) organised by the Egyptian Committee in Support of the Egyptian Judges (Chicago). The Demo will be organised in Coordination with some other Local NGOs who want to show solidarity with the Egyptian Judges. For more information please contact Ahmed Attia ( youssef_el_seba3y@yahoo.com) and Rime Naguib ( rime.naguib@gmail.com). This Demo will be part of the International Campaign in Support of Egyptian Judges.

London: There will be a demo in front of the Egyptian Embassy at 5:30 PM (26 South Street, Mayfair, nearest Tube Station is Green Park). The flyer for this Demo will be available soon on http://elkhan-elmasry.blogspot.com/ . This demo will be part of the International Campaign in Support of the Egyptian Judges.

LIGHTS WILL BE OFF IN CAIRO HOUSEHOLDS FROM 9 TO 10 PM IN SUPPORT OF JUDGES ON THAT DAY (MAY 25th)

Friday May 26th
Seoul: There will be a demo in front of the Egyptian Embassy. For Further information, please contact CJ on atgcontact@hotmail.com . Please note that the South Koreans have already organised a very successful demo last year in support of the "Kifaya" movement.
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