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Hundreds rally in protest at Sisi visit

Hundreds joined lively protests last week against the visit of Egyptian president Abdelfattah al-Sisi to the UK. Cameron’s red carpet welcome for Egypt’s military dictator sparked two days of demonstrations on 4 and 5 November, uniting trade unionists, arms trade campaigners, students and Egyptian activists in opposition to the visit. Student activists kicked off the…

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Joint protest called against Sisi visit

Egypt Solidarity Initiative will be joining with other organisations in a joint protest at 5pm on Wednesday 4 November at Downing Street against Sisi’s visit. Please help us spread the word. We need mobilise as many people as we can to send a clear message that Sisi is not welcome in the UK. Click here…

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BDS Egypt campaigners defy regime crackdown on solidarity

As activists around the world mobilise protests against Israeli occupation, Egypt’s campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions is defying the military regime of Abdelfattah al-Sisi to join the global wave of solidarity with the Palestinian resistance. Despite heavy repression, students in Cairo, Alexandria, Zagazig and other Egyptian universities have organised vigils, poster displays and impromptu…

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Refugees welcome, arms-dealers and dictators not welcome

Egypt Solidarity Initiative joined Stop the Arms Fair protests and activists marching in solidarity with refugees Saturday 12 September. Stop the Arms Fair and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) held protests outside the ExCel centre in London during the past week. The ExCel centre is yearly host to one of the world’s biggest arms fairs…