ACTION: White House Vigil to Protest Lebanon Invasion

ACTION: White House Vigil to Protest Lebanon Invasion

JOIN AUG. 6 WHITE HOUSE VIGIL TO PROTEST LEBANON INVASION, COMMEMORATE QANA MASSACRE

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/4/06) - The Lebanese American Community of the Washington Metropolitan Area, in association with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Muslim and Arab-American associations and human rights activists, will hold a Silent Vigil August 6 outside the White House in protest of the invasion of Lebanon and in commemoration of the Qana massacre.

WHEN: Sunday, August 6, 8-10 p.m.
WHERE: We will meet in Farragut Square Park at K Street and Connecticut Ave, N.W., across the street from Farragut North Metro Station. At sunset, we will walk as a group to the White House with lighted candles, where the vigil will end at 10 p.m.

The purpose of the vigil is:

* To demand an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon
* To mourn and express outrage at the loss of innocent civilian lives in Lebanon
* To condemn the internal displacement of one-third of the population of Lebanon
* To deplore the systematic destruction of the country

ACTION REQUESTED: Join the vigil on August 6

1. Bring American and Lebanese flags.
2. Wear black or white.
3. Bring candles. (Bring drip guards or votives on a plate or tray to catch the wax.)

CONTACT: Al-Hewar Center, 703-281-6277, CAIR, 202-488-8787


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