A PROTEST AGAINST THE BARBARIC ATTACK BY EGYPT’S SECURITY FORCES AGAINST THE COPTS
Coptic Solidarity condemns the brutal attack by the Egyptian State Security forces on November 24 against the peaceful Coptic community in the district of Omrania, Guiza Governorate. This unjustified aggression left at least three dead and dozens wounded, including over 20 who were blinded, either partially or totally and 156 are detained ever since by the security forces. Over 2,000 Central Security officers participated in that brutal and barbaric attack crying the Jihad call “Allhu Akbar” on the peaceful “sitting-in” Copts inside the church. They used tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition.This is a new and most dangerous precedent in which the security forces carried out the attack while in the past it condoned or encouraged such attacks when carried out by the mob that enjoyed total impunity. Thus, it is the first time that the Coptic clergy, in response to Bishop Anba David’s call, is participating in our peaceful demonstrations to protest the barbaric attacks and oppressions, which are on a rapid increase both in frequency and in severity.
Please refer to the International Religious Freedom Report 2010, issued on Nov. 17 by the US Department of State for more information on the subject:
Please join us, and invite others, in a peaceful demonstration to protest the oppression of the Copts in Egypt and all other minorities in the Middle East.
It is your MORAL OBLIGATION.
When and Where: Wednesday, December 15. Washington D.C. – In front of the Pennsylvania Av main gate of the White House from 11:00 to 02:00 p.m. and then in front of the Egyptian Embassy from 02:00 to 04:00 p,m.Also, Bishop David and a number of clerical figures from the Coptic and other churches will lead a demonstration in New York: - Across the street from the United Nations on Tuesday, December 14th, from 12:00 to 04:00 p.m.
Coptic Solidarity Establishment in Virginia (Federal Ref.: EIN 27-1220227)
P.O. Box 1450 Centreville, VA 20122, U.S.A
For more information,
please contact: USA: Halim Meawad (1-240-644-5153), Magdi Khalil (1-202-725-3091)
Canada: Maher Rizkalla (1-905-399-4147)
Europe: Adel Guindy (+33-1-4701-2600), Helmy Guirguis (+44 7775 800 929)
Australia: Ayad Grace (+61- 2-9899-5740)