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article imageAmnesty International demonstration supports Arab Spring Special

By Paris Franz     Feb 11, 2012 in World
London - Crowds gathered in London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon to show solidarity with the ongoing revolutions sweeping across the Middle East.
The demonstration was organised by Amnesty International as part of a global day of action in solidarity with protesters across the Middle East and North Africa. It took place one year to the day since Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was overthrown and made it clear that, as momentous as that overthrow was, it was far from the end of the story.
As the crowd gathered in a cold and sunny London, the BBC reported activists in Egypt were calling for a general strike in protest against the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), widely held to be little more than a continuation of the Mubarak regime. The strike appears to have made less impact than was hoped.
Meanwhile in Syria, the Guardian reported that the Syrian army’s assault on the city of Homs is continuing, with seven deaths reported on Saturday. In Damascus, gunmen assassinated an army general, the first assassination of a senior army officer in the Syrian capital since the uprising began last March.
Below are some photographs from Saturday's demonstration.
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring  Trafalgar Square  London  UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring  Trafalgar Square  London  UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring  Trafalgar Square  London  UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring  Trafalgar Square  London  UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring  Trafalgar Square  London  UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring  Trafalgar Square  London  UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring  Trafalgar Square  London  UK
Demonstration in support of the Arab Spring, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
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