Rally for the Brave People of Egypt, New Orleans, Louisiana

By hastenawait

Signs from yesterday's rally

Hundreds took to the streets of New Orleans yesterday to march in solidarity with the revolutionary peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. A rally was held in front of the steps of the federal building before protesters began winding down the streets of downtown New Orleans.

 Protesters not only challenged dictatorships in other parts of the world and U.S. imperialism – many made the connection between the inspiring struggles going on elswhere and what is happening here in Louisiana, the South and the United States. The signs which read, “New Orleans, walk like an Egyptian,” and “Egypt -1; Tunisia – 1; New Orleans, ?” distilled this popular sentiment. Among others, chants of, “One solution: Revolution!” could be heard echoing through the streets of of the Crescent City.

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Filed under Anti-Imperialism, class struggle, Gulf States, Human Rights, Imperialism, Louisiana, Solidarity, Southern United States, Uncategorized, United States

2 responses to “Rally for the Brave People of Egypt, New Orleans, Louisiana

  1. Victoria

    I was wondering whether you knew what group was organizing this protest and whether they will be protesting again. I would like to get involved but don’t know where to get information.

    Thanks.

  2. RedTrackWorker

    It’s really great to see these protests there. I hope people are following the political discussions around the issue too, there’s a statement from leftists in Egypt and a left response at http://www.lrp-cofi.org/statements/letter_rse_020911.html (links to original statement).

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