Occupy Wall Street to march to Egyptian consulate
Protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement will march to the Egyptian consulate Saturday where they will stage a rally in support of Egyptian revolutionaries.
According to a press release from Occupy Wall Street, Egyptian Democratic revolutionaries contacted the movement to request American protesters take part in the “International Day to Defend the Egyptian Revolution.”
According to the press release from Occupy Wall Street:
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which has controlled the government since President Mubarak’s resignation, has committed a series of crimes against the people of Egypt. These actions include the arrest and denial of due process for more than 12,000 civilians, systematic sexual assault of imprisoned women and the blatant massacre of scores of protesters. The American government supports the Egyptian military, giving more than $1.3 billion in aid annually. No effort has been made to deny the military aid in spite of these transgressions against the people they are supposed to protect.
The march is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the Pulitzer Plaza Fountain near 58th Street and 5th Avenue.