Egyptian activists join tomorrow’s march on Parliament

Many of you will be watching with bated breath the events in Egypt today (live footage on http://english.aljazeera.net), where a brutal and seemingly all-powerful dictatorship is being shaken by people power.

Egyptian activists in Britain have been organising regular solidarity protests in London. This Saturday they have called for all their supporters to join our education protest and will be speaking at the rally outside Parliament. They are then calling on protestors to join them for a protest at the Egyptian Embassy.

Unite for Education, Fight Every Cut

12noon: Assemble, ULU, Malet St, for opening rally and march
2pm: Closing rally outside Parliament from

Speakers include:

  • John McDonnell MP
  • Alan Whittaker, UCU President
  • Mark Bergfeld, NUS NEC
  • Michael Chessum, NCAFC
  • Jim Wolfreys, UCU NEC
  • Max Watson, UNISON NEC
  • Alex Kenny NUT NEC
  • Zita Holbourne, PCS NEC and Black Activists Rising Against Cuts
  • Kanja Sesay NUS Black Students Campaign
  • Alfie Meadows, Defend the Right to Protest
  • Ruby Hirsch, La Swap College occupation
  • Jo Casserly, UCL occupation
  • Charlotte Gerada, LSE occupation
  • Barnaby Raine, Westminster school student
  • Jody MacIntyre, activist and journalist
  • Dina Makram, Egyptian activist

About educationactivistnetwork
The education activist network provides national coordination for trade unionists, academics, university workers and student campaigners fighting to defend jobs and education in the UK.

One Response to Egyptian activists join tomorrow’s march on Parliament

  1. Suraj says:

    See clips and photos from the demonstration here:

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