Protect Darfur - DC Protest

Starting Date: 02-02-2006
Starting Time: 12:00pm
Ending Date: 02-03-2006
Address

Lafayette Park
16th And H St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
United States
202-546-7961
Description
JOIN US … AT THIS CRITICAL MOMENT TO STOP GENOCIDE IN DARFUR, SUDAN. Join Africa Action and friends on February 2, 2006 to rally at noon in Lafayette Park, Washington, DC.

This is the moment of truth. Violence in Darfur is escalating, and for the first time the United Nations (UN), the African Union and the U.S. have indicated support for an urgent multinational peacekeeping intervention with a mandate to protect civilians. Since the genocide began in 2003 over 400,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced, their livelihood and villages destroyed by the Sudanese government and their proxy militias. Without an intervention, the violence will continue to rise and threaten humanitarian operations.

The U.S. is the only government to have declared that genocide is taking place in Darfur, giving it a unique responsibility to obtain international action on this crisis. In February, the U.S. is the President of the UN Security Council, providing an ideal moment for the U.S. to lead the international community to stop genocide. Join us to tip the balance and push the Bush Administration to take the action necessary to stop genocide in Darfur.

The rally on February 2nd will include engaging speakers and creative street theater. The safe and permitted rally will be held in Lafayette Park, in front of the White House. If the U.S. has not complied with our demand, after the rally, some activists will cross over to the White House sidewalk and engage in civil disobedience. If you would like to take part in the direct action, please contact the office at mobilize@africaaction.org or call 202-546-7961. You can participate fully in the rally without any risk of arrest.

This rally is a part of Africa Action’s Campaign to Stop Genocide in Darfur which calls on the U.S. to work with the United Nations (UN) for a resolution authorizing a multinational intervention force to support the African Union with a mandate to protect the people of Darfur. You can take action today to support the campaign at www.africaaction.org. For more information go to www.africaaction.org/darfur .

JOIN US ON FEBRUARY 2ND AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH: PROTECT DARFUR.
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