A series of world-wide demonstrations will be held today, Friday August 30th, in solidarity with the Egyptian people. Activists and campaigners will converge on major cities in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia simultaneously with their counterparts in Egypt against the military.
In Los Angeles, organisers will replicate a Rabaa al Adawiya Square sit-in for three days in honour of the memory of the victims of the Adawiya massacre. Demonstrations will be held in many European capitals from Dublin to Stockholm. Major demonstration will be held in Tunis, the birthplace of the Arab spring as well as many other Arab capitals.
Since the military suppression of the pro-legitimacy protesters two weeks ago in Cairo, Rabaa al Adawiya Square has become an international icon of freedom, justice and dignity. The Network compared the atrocities in Egypt to the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The massacres, committed by the Egyptian police and army, resulted in the death of over 4000 protesters, including women and children.
The pro-Democracy Network (PDN) pledged their support for the Egyptian people's cause to defend their right to freedom and stand up to the attempted abortion of democracy in Egypt.
The PDN condemned the "witch hunt" led by the Egyptian army against opposition activists, including political parties, movements, journalists, human rights activists and even celebrities and sports figures who have spoken out against the military coup.
The pro-Democracy Network urged supporters to join the global demonstrations and called for increased international pressure, from governments and non-governmental agencies, on Egypt's coup leaders to reinstate the country's legitimate civilian authorities and the resumption of the democratic transition.