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Monday, July 31, 2006

Artist Rally in Support of Hezbollah

Chanting slogans in support of Hezbollah and against the United States and the United Nations, a group of reform activists who call themselves the ‘Artists for Change’ rallied on Monday in front of the UN offices in Cairo.

The artists demanded the resignation of secretary general Kofi Annan, and in a letter to him, articulated their "strong condemnation of Israeli actions which have caused innocent victims in Lebanon" and criticized "the powerlessness of the United Nations and the Security Council to stop such atrocities."

Among the demonstrators were several famous Arab actors, including Ezzat el Alaily, Hussein Fahmy, Yehia el Fakharani, Mohammed Henidy, Fardus Abdel Hamid, Khaled Saleh, Hasan Kamy, Gamal Ismail, Liqa Suedan and Madlein Taber.

Hussein Fahmy, one of the most famous demonstrators present, announced that he was resigning as UN goodwill ambassador because "there is no reason to hope anymore for an active and independent role of the UN in the world."

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