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Dublin - Event Notice
Friday January 28 2011
03:00 PM

Demo at the Egyptian Embassy in Solidarity with the Egyptian People

category dublin | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Thursday January 27, 2011 12:24author by Steven Bennett - Act for Palestine Report this post to the editors

Demo at the Egyptian Embassy in Solidarity with the Egyptian People
Time: 3pm-5pm on the 28th of January.

Location:
Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
http://www.yelp.ie/map/embassy-of-egypt-dublin

facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189979791020502

We shall hold a Demo at the Egyptian Embassy in Solidarity with the Egyptian People, all are welcome, please invite as many people to this event as possible.

Our message to the people of Egypt:
We will stand in solidarity with you, we support your struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights. We will try and raise awareness in Ireland and tell the Egyptian regime we are watching and know of their crimes against the people of Egypt and for that matter the people of Gaza and their blockade of Gaza.

Bring your Flag, any and all flags, and your banners but most of all bring your spirit.

Please help by inviting your friends to this event and sharing it to your profile, and most of all come and stand in solidarity.

http://facebook.com/ActForPalestine

author by Mohammed El Masrypublication date Thu Jan 27, 2011 17:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Dear Steven,
I do not know who you are or who you represent, but where did this sentence come from "and for that matter the people of Gaza and their blockade of Gaza".
What does blockade of Gaza have to do with few Egyptians in Ireland demonstrating to show their Solidarity with other Egyptian People in Egypt?
Please do not highjak our peaceful demonstration of solidarity to serve your cause.
Thank you

author by Joepublication date Thu Jan 27, 2011 23:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This isn't about hijacking a peaceful protest , Mr Mohammed el Masry. Egyptian demonstrators and Egyptians living abroad have called for international support . They have been using social networking sites to encourage people all over the world to attend protests outside embassies.

Steven is referring to the role the Mubarak regime has played in policing the blockade of Gaza at the besieged Palestinian territory’s southern border at Rafah.

author by cpublication date Fri Jan 28, 2011 14:46author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Dear Muhammed,

The "cause" of ending the collective punishment of the over 1.5 million Palestinians imprisoned in Gaza, and organising against the Occupation, is not only the right, but the responsibility of people all over the world, particularly Arabs. There are demonstrations of support for today's demos in Egypt throughout the Arab world, and if you fail to see the connection between Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria, Palestine etc then I think you are buying into exclusive mentality which has corrupted not only the Egyptian regime, but also parts of her society, for too long.. And if you fail to feel solidarity for the people of Gaza and recognise the role of the Egyptian government in upholding an illegal and immoral siege, then I think that you are missing the point, power and beauty of the mobilisations that are finally beginning to take place in the Arab world- which has been asleep for far too long.. People will be at Ballsbridge today to support the brave people across the Arab world that are taking to the streets and their vision of freedom and unity that goes beyond the confines of sectarianism and national borders, and I think suggestions of "hijacking" aimed at those who will come today in good will and with admiration for and solidarity with those in Egypt under attack today, is both unfair and divisive.. In Spanish they say "el pueblo unido, jamas sera vencido"- the people, united, will never be defeated.. Let's try and live that ethos- in action and spirit- a bit more, ya rafik :)

author by Joepublication date Fri Jan 28, 2011 18:24author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I spent an hour at the protest this afternoon. All that time there was no bad will whatsoever between the Irish and Arab demonstrators .Everything was perfectly peaceful all the time I was there. I would estimate between a hundred and fifty and two hundred people were present - hopefully someone will put up some photos.

The organisers helpfully translated speeches into English . They thanked everybody for coming along and said that there would be another protest there tomorrow at 12 noon. A big cheer went up when it was announced that Alexandria had fallen to the demonstrators and that units of the army had swapped sides to join the protests . Speakers warned that the situation was still very dangerous and that the government had imposed a curfew for tonight.

author by Rónánpublication date Fri Jan 28, 2011 19:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Would someone be able to do a similar post to Steven's confirming this?

A number of people asked me if it is going ahead but can't find any confirmation. If we could get a post to link to that would be great.

author by joepublication date Fri Jan 28, 2011 20:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

video of today's Dublin demo here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o3ZOiEYW3g&feature=channel

author by joepublication date Fri Jan 28, 2011 21:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Subject: Demo at the Egyptian Embassy in Solidarity with the Egyptian People
http://www.facebook.com/l/eb6e719suxTTaUFVr6fZwzdRxdQ;w...98757

Time: 12-2pm on the Saturday the 29th of January.

Location:
Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
http://www.facebook.com/l/eb6e72TJutjEndG_FHFczAqI56w;w...ublin

There will be a second Demo at the Egyptian Embassy in Solidarity with the Egyptian People, all are welcome, please invite as many people to this event as possible.

Our message to the people of Egypt:
We will stand in solidarity with you, we support your struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights.

Bring your Flag and your banners but most of all bring your spirit.

Please help by inviting your friends to this event and most of all come and stand in solidarity.

Act for Palestine is not organising this event we are just passing the information on from the Egyptian community in Ireland.

http://facebook.com/ActForPalestine

author by Steven Bennett - Act for Palestinepublication date Fri Jan 28, 2011 23:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There is a number videos this is the first we have available on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWU6V4FgFyc

There will be more on the following youtube channel:

http://youtube.com/AdeleJazeera

author by Steven Bennett - Act for Palestinepublication date Sat Jan 29, 2011 16:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Demo at the Egyptian Embassy in Solidarity with the Egyptian People
Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm on Monday the 31st of January.

Location:
Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
http://www.yelp.ie/map/embassy-of-egypt-dublin

author by Steven Bennett - Act for Palestinepublication date Sat Jan 29, 2011 18:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Some video of the Demo shot by the legendary Tommy Donnellan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Po--9Z-FDs

author by Steven Bennett - Act for Palestinepublication date Mon Jan 31, 2011 20:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Demo at the Egyptian Embassy in Solidarity with the Egyptian People
Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm on Tuesday the 1st of February.

Location:
Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
http://www.yelp.ie/map/embassy-of-egypt-dublin

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189979791020502

There will be a 4th Demo at the Egyptian Embassy in Solidarity with the Egyptian People, all are welcome, please invite as many people to this event as possible.

Our message to the people of Egypt:
We will stand in solidarity with you, we support your struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights.

Bring your Flag and your banners but most of all bring your spirit.

Please help by inviting your friends to this event and most of all come and stand in solidarity.

There has also been a facebook page set up by the Egyptian community in Ireland to support the revolution.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Egyptian-Revoluti...25340

Act for Palestine is not organising this event we are just passing the information on from the Egyptian community in Ireland.

http://facebook.com/ActForPalestine

author by Joepublication date Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This Dublin demo coincides with the big marches planned for Cairo and Alexandra today where up to a million people are expected . Thousands have already gathered in Tahrir Square , Cairo . The regime has shut down all roads and public transportation to Cairo,according to reports . Train services nationwide have been suspended for a second day and all bus services between cities halted.

Despite the Egyptian army pledging not to fire on demonstrators , protestors’ demands that Mubarak should not only be removed from office but also put on trial have increased the prospects of a violent response from the regime according to the Wall Street Journal this morning .

Much has been made of the army representing the whole of Egypt , but the army like the rest of Egyptian society is divided : between its elite officer corps and young conscript soldiers who mostly come from poor families . The dilemma the regime faces is whether it can count on these conscripts to face down an uprising which is now taking on revolutionary dimensions.

author by Steven Bennett - Act for Palestinepublication date Mon Feb 07, 2011 17:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Time: 4pm on Tuesday the 8th of February.
Location:
Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
http://www.yelp.ie/map/embassy-of-egypt-dublin

There is a call for a Demo by the Palestinian Rights Institute(PRI), the Egyptian and Muslim community and other groups to meet at the Egyptian Embassy in Solidarity with the Egyptian People, all are welcome.

facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189979791020502

More details:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/98852

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