Message by Obama on #ows


Barack Obama:

I want to be very clear in calling upon the Egyptian American authorities to refrain from any violence against peaceful protesters.

The people of Egypt America have rights that are universal. That includes the right to peaceful assembly and association, the right to free speech, and the ability to determine their own destiny.

These are human rights. And the United States will stand up for them everywhere.

Featured Image: A police officer uses pepper spray on an Occupy Portland protestor at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland Ore., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Randy L. Rasmussen)

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