Please join the peaceful rally in New York City to stand in solidarity with the people of Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen. Friday prayers will be held at the protest site and the demonstration will follow.
On December 17, 2010 a man set fire to himself and sparked a revolution. Twenty-six-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi’s single act became the catalyst that would forever redefine the Middle East. Mohamed accomplished what leaders entrenched in decades of rule failed to do- he restored hope, lifted the siege of fear, and brought real change to a region long starving for it.
With the example from the patience and persistence of the people of Tunisia and Egypt, we have learned, 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 freedom dignity and social justice.
It is particularly important that the youth step up and make their presence felt. It has been the persistence of the youth in Tunisia and Egypt that have been the agents of change in their respective countries.
It is time for a new generation of Arabs to step up and demand a better future.
Co-sponsored by Muslims for Peace, Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and the Libyan League for Human Rights