Supporters of the recent North African uprisings united at the UN plaza early Saturday afternoon to both congratulate the people of Tunisia and to call for the removal of Egypt’s ruler Husni Mubarak.

Countless activists garbed in red, white and black were joined by concerned peoples of all ages and background at Market and 8th at 1 PM Saturday. Speeches were given, chants and signs held, and eventually the group marched to Civic Center; flags of many Middle Eastern and African countries filling the air.

Most called for the immediate removal of Egypt’s leader, reciting chants like “Down, Down, Husni Mubarak” and waving signs that read things like “Mubarak is in De-Nile. GET OUT.”

Others were less aggressive, such as the Grandmothers Against War, or toddlers with neck signs that said “Mubarak, what did your people ever do to you.”

One thing was clear though. The crowd of thousands, of all generations and origins, was inspired and energized by the recent political actions in another hemisphere. And Saturday afternoon they let it all out; it could be seen in the unity, camaraderie, smiles, and it could be heard in the voices of those that know that “Freedom is Contagious.

Read more coverage elsewhere:

Liberty and Justice for Egypt! [The Toasted Blog]

SF Demo & Rally in Solidarity with The Egyptian and Tunisian Protests [IndyBay]

San Francisco: Women are Marching in Solidarity with the People of Egypt [IndyBay]

Demonstration for Egypt [IndyBay]

Over 7000 People Protest in San Francisco in Solidarity with the People Uprising in Egypt [IndyBay]

Egyptian Solidarity rally in San Francisco [IndyBay]

more solidarity with the Egyptian people [IndyBay]

Rally in Solidarity with the Egyptian People [IndyBay]

Egyptian Solidarity Action Rocks San Francisco [IndyBay]

Pics from Egypt Solidarity Protest [IndyBay]

More Photos From SF Egypt Solidarity Protest [IndyBay]

Photos From SF Egypt Solidarity Protest [IndyBay]

Protesters march in San Francisco to support Egypt [Chron]

Protesters Call For Ouster Of Egypt’s President At San Francisco’s U.N. Plaza [KCBS]

Full list of activist groups endorsing rally:

ANSWER Coalition, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Bay Area Against War Newsletter, Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice, Bay Area Solidarity, Bay Area Women in Black, Berkeley Egyptian Students Association, Berkeley Muslim Students Association, Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine, Cafe Intifada, CODEPINK Women for Peace, Global Exchange, International Socialist Organization, Jewish Voice for Peace – Bay Area, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism, San Francisco Women In Black, San Jose Peace & Justice Center, Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists, South Bay Mobilization, Rebuilding Alliance; Stanford Muslim Students Awareness Network, Stanford Says No War, Stanford Students Confronting Apartheid, Sunbula: Arab Feminists for Change, United National Antiwar Committee, US Palestinian Community Network

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