Solidarity with Tahrir Square in wake of Egypt’s Elections – Sydney – (26 November, 2011)
On Saturday 27 November, over 100 people gathered outside the Egyptian Consulate in Sydney to condemn the violent repression of protesters in Tahrir Square by Egypt’s ruling military council (SCAF), calling for an immediate transition to a civilian government.
The rally was addressed by the Egyptian Consul-General, Ayman Aly Kamel, who also condemned the violence and reiterated the demands of the Egyptian People’s movement.
Whilst there was disagreement with protesters on questions around the legitimacy of the elections, the transition timeframe to a civilian government and the role of SCAF, Kamel is the first Egyptian diplomat in Australia to publicly protest the actions of SCAF and align himself with the people in Tahrir Square.
Please find a summary of his address to the rally in English here
Please find unedited film documentation of Kamel’s address and the ensuing discussion (in arabic) here