The Egyptian migrant community organized a rally in the centre of Vienna to commemorate the 9th anniversary of the Egypt Revolution. As a result of a heroic popular uprising, the Egyptian workers and poor toppled the regime of the dictator Mubarak on 25 January 2011. This revolution won important democratic rights. However, these gains were crushed two and a half years later when General Sisi launched a bloody military coup on 3 July 2013. Since then, the regime has killed thousands of people and threw more than 60.000 people into prison.
Activists of the Austrian section of the RCIT attended the rally and our comrade Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, addressed those gathered. In his speech, comrade Pröbsting stressed the solidarity of the RCIT with the resistance of the Egypt people against the military dictatorship.