Occupy Adelaide released the solidarity statement below on November 22.
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The Egyptian occupiers of Cairo’s Tahrir Square were an inspiration to genuine democrats and 99-percenters around the world. They overthrew the repulsive US-backed Mubarak dictatorship, at the cost of much pain and sacrifice of lives.
But their revolution was only half-done.
The conservative and autocratic leadership of the Egyptian army have taken control and re-constituted the power of the elites in Egypt since the uprising. So more and more Egyptians are realising they have to win back their country and its politics again — and now they face military forces mobilised to defend the old order.
We salute their courage, their conviction and their dogged persistence in the face of this betrayal; and we condemn the murderers of Egyptian demonstrators for democracy and equality.
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