Demonstrations, Vigils, and Protests

April 25th, 2006

On Saturday April 29th, 2006 A peaceful demonstration will be held outside of the Egyptian Consulate at
3001 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, California
at 11am. Take buses from St Mary and St Mina Church (please contact their priest www.stmaryandstmina.org for more details on busing) or simply meet us there at 11!

March 31, 2001

On April 2nd, 2001 the American Coptic Association will hold a protest in front of the White house from 10:30 AM to 1:00PM EST. Buses will depart from Martin Luther King @ Bergen ave in Jersey City, New Jersey and East Brunswick, Queens and Brooklyn, New York at 5:45am EST to bring protesters to then White House. Please Contact the American Coptic Association for more details. Mubarek is scheduled to arrive at the White house just before noon on Monday, April 2, 2001. This event was organized, planned and is being funded by the American Coptic Association ( http://www.amcoptic.com). Other Coptic organisations are encouraged to post this event and especially to participate in the demonstration. We hope to see all of you there. Please also send faxes to the White house (202) 456-2461, and call the White House (202) 456-1111.

March 15, 2001

The Copts in Sydney, Australia held a march on March 25, 2001 in order to make the Australian Parliament, the United Nations and the Australian public aware of the injustices that are occurring in Egypt, especially the horrific El Kusheh massacre that left more than 20 Christians on January 2nd, 2000. Please click Here to view pictures of the demonstration, and here to view the full story via CopticMail.com.

March 25, 2000

The American Coptic Association staged a demonstration in front of the White House to protest the persecution of the Copts around the globe. It is estimated that around 550 people attended. We sadly mention that Cardinal Estefanous was standing with Islamic religious leaders to counter balance this demonstration.

March 11, 2000

The Copts of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area held a vigil for our martyrs at El Kosheh on Saturday March 11th. Special thanks to Father Matthias Farid Wahba for all his encouragement and support for this event. We also express our thanks to the dignitaries who attended the memorial service, and the many Coptic families who demonstrated in front of the Federal Building and the Egyptian Consulate in San Francisco, California. Nearly 100 of the 140 who attended the memorial came to the later actions. The spirit was strong, and it was clear that we had the attention of the Egyptian Consul and her staff, who watched us from their windows.

February 21, 2000

The American Coptic Association staged a demonstration in front of the United Nations (U.N.) building in New York On February 21, 2000. The Demonstration took place at 1:00pm and lasted until 4:00pm. Thanks to all who attended including the Youth and children... The event was a success. The youth who came on their own and really expressed their feeling were very appreciated and deserve a special thanks. It is estimated that 350-400 people attended. Pictures of this event are available under the Community Events section of Voice of the Nile's website.