For Immediate Release

The Violence in Egypt must Stop and it Can Only Be Stopped By President Mubarak

WASHINGTON - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement:

“The
developing situation in Cairo is heartbreaking.  In eight days of
demonstrations, millions of people took to the streets to peacefully
express their desire for democratic reform. After a late-night statement
from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, that peace has been broken. 
“The
violence must stop and it can only be stopped by President Mubarak.
Events are still within his control. He must immediately tell his
supporters not to engage in violence against peaceful protestors or
journalists. He must order plain-clothes police officers not to become
involved in fomenting violence. He must order the army to protect the
protesters and journalists and to prevent further violence. 
“Onrushing
events in Egypt bring to the international community a sense of
urgency. The world community should not wait for a wider conflict to
develop. People everywhere must speak out against the violence, which if
it spirals could become disastrous. President Mubarak can still assure a
peaceful transition.”

 

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