(KMTR) -- Occupy Eugene protestors made their voices heard Saturday, standing in solidarity with one of the earliest global occupations this year.
At least 50 protestors marched down 7th Avenue in downtown Eugene on Saturday, November 12th, 2011, protesting in support of Egypt.
Egypt’s government was dissolved in February 2011 after months of protests. Today, demonstrators say Egypt is still struggling to establish a democratic government.
The country’s military has at least 12,000 people in military tribunals since February 2011. Most of those tried in the tribunals were arrested without being charged during the country’s mass protests.
In Eugene, protestors say the military is undermining democracy in Egypt. They’re also calling light to the United States relationship with Egypt.
“Our government, the U.S. government , spends 1.3 billion dollars a year supporting the Egyptian military. So they are funding the tears gas, the guns, the bullets and everything that they, the Egyptian government, is using against its people,” says Coco Lamb, an Occupy Eugene protestor.
Protestors finished the rally by watching videos from the recent Egyptian protests and live conferencing with protestors in the country.