Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Get on the bus, train, metro - Protest in DC with Amnesty International at the Indonesia Embassy

On Friday April 15, 1:30 pm, join Amnesty International at a rally at the Indonesian Embassy (2020 Massachusetts Ave NW near Dupont Circle) to urge the government to release Filep Karma, West Papuan prisoner of conscience. The action at the Indonesian embassy is part of Amnety's Get on the Bus day long action. The rally will be to support of monthly rallies for Filep that take place at the embassy.

More information, a complete schedule and registration are here - http://amnesty133.org/bus/

On Friday, April 15, activists from high school, college and local Amnesty groups in the 6-states of the Mid-Atlantic region will converge on Washington, DC to demonstrate in support of human rights in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar/Burma, Zimbabwe, Chad, and Tibet. 

The Get on the Bus (GOTB) for human rights is a creation of Amnesty International USA Local Group 133 in Somerville, MA. For the past fifteen years, the members of Group 133 have organized 'buses' to New York City every April for an exciting day of activism and human rights! This will be the first time it will also take place in Washington, DC.