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  7/26/2011, Tammuz 24, 5771

Rally in Egypt to Support Syrians

Egyptians are planning a major rally on Wednesday in support of protesters in Syria. The rally will be held in Cairo opposite foreign embassies, in a call to the world not to ignore Syrian president Bashar Assad's oppression of his people.

Egyptian protesters succeeded in overthrowing President Hosni Mubarak and instituting some democratic reforms within weeks. However, in Syria protests have been met with heavy violence, and despite months of demonstrations and deaths, Assad remains unwilling to step down.