Saturday, March 05, 2005

Lebanese Americans rally for freedom in Chicago 3-11-05

Dear Friends of Lebanon and Supporters of Freedom & Democracy:
The American Lebanese Community of Chicago invites you to join them for a Peaceful & Silent Rally in front of the Chicago Tribune Plaza in Downtown Chicago.
Date: Friday, March 11, 2005
Time: 1:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Location: In front of the Chicago Tribune Plaza
435 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
To demonstrate our gratitude to President George W. Bush, the US Congress and Senate Houses, and the American people for their support for a Sovereign & Democratic Lebanon.
To demand an immediate and full withdrawal of ALL the Syrian army, together with their secret service apparatus from Lebanon allowing the people of Lebanon to run their own affairs without any fear of arrest, persecution, or assassination.
To denounce the recent assassination of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri and other Lebanese leaders and to hold those responsible accountable.
To demand a Free Parliamentary Election under the supervision of the United Nations and to allow emigrants and those living in exile to vote in their countries of residence.
To call for the immediate release of all Lebanese political prisoners.

The demonstration is open to any supporter regardless of nationality. Please join us and show solidarity with the Lebanese people for a Free, Sovereign, and Democratic Lebanon.
Note: This is a peaceful & silent demonstration. Burning flags will not be tolerated. Only USA and Lebanese flags as well as suitable banners will be allowed. In solidarity with those protesting in Lebanon and with the Lebanese Opposition, wearing red and white scarves or ribbons are highly recommended.

For more information, please email us at or call the following:
Daisy Malek-Shadid: 847-846-4787 Nohra Nasr: 847-477-3964
Zoheir Halabi 773-581-8136 Pierre Chamoun: 847-983-0864
Mark Bendok: 312-969-0369 Elie Haig: 630-788-1388
John Akouri: 630-330-4339

Thank you,
Members of the American Lebanese Community of Chicago.