Egyptian police attacked a small group of protesters from the Popular Socialist Alliance today as they commemorated the martyrs of the 2011 revolution with a wreath-laying ceremony in Tahrir Square. Shaimaa El Sabbagh, a 32-year old member of the Alliance, was hit in the back by birdshot and later died of her wounds in hospital. Pictures circulated on Facebook show armed police firing towards the group and chasing them from the square.
What you can do:
- Download, print and share this poster shaima_poster1.
- Send letters of protest to the Egyptian authorities via the embassy in your country.
- Join the protests on the anniversary of the revolution outside the Egyptian Embassy in London at 1pm and 5pm 25 January 2015.
- Pass a resolution in your student union or trade union branch condemning the killing of peaceful protesters in Egypt and calling on the British government to stop investing in repression.