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Chicago Copts join their worldwide community to protest the status of their coreligionists in Egypt

CEOHR - May 11, 2006 - In a statement issued yesterday by Copts of Chicago, it was said that “The latest sectarian events in Alexandria have ended the Coptic silence both in Egypt and abroad.” 

Actually, demonstrations in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Siattle, Ottawa, London, Athens, Paris, Alexandria and Shubra have grabbed the attention of the Egyptian government and the world.  

An activist said “Copts worldwide are demonstrating to show support for our brothers and sisters in Egypt.” 

This latest demonstration, organized by Chicago Copts will be held in front of the Field Museum on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 12:30 PM, during the opening of the King Tut exhibition.  

“It will show our concern to Egyptian delegates, including Ambassador Abdel Raouf El Reedy, Ambassador Mohamed Shaker, Dr. Ossama El Ghazaly Harb, Dr. Zahi Hawas and American politicians, as well as American officials, including Mayor Richard Daley, Governor Rod Blagojevich, and the American public.”

Representatives of major human rights’ organizations have been invited. 


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