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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.
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