National Libya solidarity rallies

Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 04:00

Hundreds of democracy protesters are being massacred by the regime of Muammar Qaddafi in Libya. The United Nations is in emergency meetings right now and could freeze the regime's assets, impose a no-fly zone, and threaten trials in international courts.

Protesters, who are demanding regime change and basic rights, are reporting that thousands of people are still taking to the streets, even though hundreds have been massacred. The people of Libya are being gunned down for demanding freedom, health, education, and a decent wage - basic needs that we all share.

Please join the rallies to stand in solidarity with the Libyan people, and to tell Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Canadian government to oppose Qaddafi's regime.

Inspired by the patience and persistence of the Tunisian and Egyptian people, we have learnt, now more than ever, the power of peaceful demonstrations. Therefore, we invite all supporters of basic human rights to help us express our solidarity with those fighting for their freedoms in Libya. It is particularly important that the youth step up and make their presence felt. It has been their courage and strength in Tunisia and Egypt that have driven change across the region.

Ottawa: Parliament Hill @1-4pm
Toronto: Dundas Square with a march to Queens Park @ 12-4pm
Windsor: Windsor City Hall @ 2pm
London: Victoria Park @ 2 pm
Winnipeg: Manitoba Legislative Building @ 2-4pm
Edmonton: Churchill Square- Downtown @1-3pm
Vancouver: Vancouver Public Library @1pm

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1 Wellington Street
45° 25' 29.5356" N, 75° 41' 58.9416" W

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