BraveNewEgypt

We’re Not Going Anywhere

leave a comment »

Protesters hold a banner during a demonstration in Cairo

BBC News, Cairo
Yolande Knell reporting:

Despite the crush of people at the entrance to the square, proceedings are surprisingly orderly. Soldiers standing on tanks hand out chocolates as they check demonstrators’ bags and identity cards.

In the square many huge banners are strung up alongside red, white and black Egyptian flags.

One instructs President Hosni Mubarak simply: “Go”. Another in the centre states: “People demand the removal of the regime.”

Calls have changed significantly in one week.

The first “day of rage” demanded action against Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and his security services, and an end to unemployment.

Now nothing less than the president’s departure will satisfy the crowds.

One demonstrator shows a pass proving that he works in Mr Mubarak’s office. He describes the man who has ruled for three decades as a “criminal”.

Advertisements

Written by BraveNewEgypt

February 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: