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Stand in solidarity and defiance with those demanding change

Follow the event live on our blog

Update: The rallies are going ahead as planned

As mass anti-govermment protests continue in Egypt and across several other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, join us for a global day of action as we stand in solidarity & defiance with the protestors.

We will stand with them in their demand for an end to the crackdown, for their freedom, their basic human rights and immediate reform.

There will be demonstrations, protests and stunts held in cities around the world, as well as online, so there are plenty of ways in which you can get involved.


Where? Trafalgar Square,
When? Saturday 12 February, 12noon – 2pm
Speakers: Salil Shetty of Amnesty International plus Trade Unions, and other partner organisations, as well as youth activists from the Middle East and North Africa region.
Wear: Black, white or red, the colours of the Egyptian flag

RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’re coming

If you are under 16 and planning to attend this event please inform your parent/guardian and get their permission first.

Not in London?

There are demonstrations happening all over the world. Find out if there is a demo near you.

Can’t make it to the demo?

If you can’t make it to any of the demos then there are a few ways to join in online. You can follow the London demo by following @amnestyuk on the day and add your messages of solidarity using the hashtag #feb12global.

We are also collecting photos so people who can’t be at a demo in person can still put their face to the cause: adding your picture to our gallery.

You can find out more about what’s going on in our campaign centre.

Help spread the word

The more people we have in Trafalgar Square, the louder the message of solidarity. Tell your friends, tell your colleagues, tell your family tell everyone you know and help amplify the support:

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