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In freezing weather

Buffalo, N.Y. activists show solidarity with Egyptian uprising

Published Feb 3, 2011 8:54 PM
WW photo: Ellie Dorrite

A Feb. 1 rally in solidarity with the courageous Egyptian people was held in front of the Buffalo City Hall in near zero wind chill conditions. Participants had a hard time holding up the banner against strong winds and had to keep moving around to prevent frostbitten feet. However, they were warmed with excitement and energy from the millions of their sisters and brothers who have poured onto the streets in Egypt to demand an end to the brutal U.S.-backed dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak.

Buffalo activists from the environmental, student, prisoners and women’s rights struggles joined in. One speaker noted that the bravery of the Egyptian uprising strengthens activists here who speak out against U.S. policies that promote oppression, especially those supporters of Palestine who are refusing to be intimidated by FBI threats and reprisals.

The rally was endorsed by Animal Allies of Western NY; Buffalo Womenservices; Buffalo/Western N.Y. International Action Center; Susan Marie Public Relations; Western New York Peace Center and Workers World Party.