Vancouver protest planned in response to Egyptian military repression
Lower Mainland residents appalled by the violent crackdown in Egypt can voice their concerns at a rally on Saturday (August 17).
Protesters will gather on the Robson Street side of the Vancouver Art Gallery at noon to express solidarity with those opposing the coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
The message on the demonstration's Facebook page accuses the Egyptian military of being "war criminals" whose actions have led to the "countless killing" of innocent protesters, the wounding of thousands, and economic disaster that will bring instability to the Middle East.
Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reported that 95 people were killed today and hundreds injured when troops fired on protesters in Cairo's Ramses Square.
The Muslim Brotherhood has accused the coup leaders of having "lost their minds", according to the Qatar-based news service.