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Help Stop a Massacre in Egypt Today with Online Tools

By Beth

**UPDATE

It’s really important to keep international pressure on politicians and media as night falls and the streets are becoming more chaotic, although officially under curfew.

We’ve managed to find the correct person to call in the FCO demanding that the British govt call for demanding a democratic support of Egypt statement and denouncing the government violence. Name is Jennifer Saunders and number is 02070083886. You might have to leave a message.

Also calling the Egyptian Consulate as well as of the Embassy – as they now hang up on you. @egyptconsulatuk
Tel: 020 7235 9777
Fax:020 7235 5684
info@egyptianconsulate.co.uk
consulate@egyptianconsulate.co.uk

Keep ringing and emailing the embassy too!

Good luck & Solidarity! **

At least six protesters in Egypt have already been killed in the recent protests, many more injured. Today is going to be the biggest day of protests yet.

man shot in egyptOvernight the Internet, SMS, and according to some reports, landlines too, are down. We need an immediate global response to make sure that the Egyptian government doesn’t use the cover of this communications blackout to carry out a massacre of its own citizens. The protests will  start just after noon and Egypt is two hours ahead of us, so please take action as soon as you possibly can.

Things you can do:

1) Invite all your friends to the Facebook event.

2) Call the Egyptian embassy on 02074993304 (alternative number 02074992401) and tell them that if protesters are killed in the communications blackout then we will boycott Egypt and demand that our politicians do all that they can to support the citizens of Egypt against state violence. – They may try and fob you off with another number – that’s a number for tourists who are concerned about the travel situation, keep talking to the person you’re through to! They’ll also keep saying that you need to put your concerns in writing – obvious response is that it’s too urgent. If you talk to them please share what they said in the comments or the facebook group so we can see if it changes.

I think this is their email address: emb_london@mfa.gov.eg CC london@mfa.gov.eg.

3) Call the Foreign Office on 020 7008 1500, and ask them what the UK government is doing to prevent a massacre from happening in Egypt today. They are in a meeting currently about the situation, which will apparently end at about 12 and details will be up on website. They won’t let you leave a message. Ring anyway, just so they know that lots of people care.

Website – http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/ – should have info on around noon.

@WilliamJHague is also on Twitter

These are all email addresses, but might not be very useful. Calling is more important. information.cairo@fco.gov.uk,

economic.cairo@fco.gov.uk, consular.cairo@fco.gov.uk

4) Find out your MP’s contact details and call, email and fax them (don’t just email, try and do at least one of the others). Tell them that this is a humanitarian emergency and ask them what action they can take.

5) Contact the media, ask them to cover what’s happening, including the communications blackout.

Contact the BBC from here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/newswatch/ukfs/hi/newsid_4030000/newsid_4032600/4032695.stm

And on Twitter – @BBCNews, @BBCBreaking, @BBCWorld

Contact ITV on 0844 88 14150, and at viewerservices@itv.com

Contact Sky on news@sky.com, newsonline@bskyb.com, radio@bskyb.com

Add any details for other media as a comment to this post. Also keep an eye on coverage and post here if any of them are doing well or badly.

6) Facebook/tweet/email heavily about all of the above.

7) Find news. Share any sources you find that are still online in Egypt. Be wary of rumours, but repost any photos or news from various sources as widely as possible. Here’s a list of people in Egypt who can still tweet.

Post any other ideas as comments and we’ll add them.

Join the Facebook event.

Quick option – contact your MP and the egyptian embassy through this e-action form – http://noshockdoctrine.iparl.com/lobby/52

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Guest post by Beth. Cross-posted from The Top Soil. Please visit the original to leave suggestions for further action.

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