Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PoliticsEgypt: Mass Protests: Ustream shows chanting crowds deep into the nite

Egypt is in an uproar.  This dark Ustream live-cam broadcast indicates a massive crowd at nite in downtown Cairo chanting, I presume, for democracy.  You can hear the chants in the background.

BBC reports:
At least three people are reported to have been killed during a day of rare anti-government protests in Egypt.

In Cairo, where the biggest rallies were held, state TV said a policeman had died in clashes. Two protesters died in Suez, doctors there said.
Thousands joined the protests after an internet campaign inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.
In central Cairo, police starting using tear gas early on Wednesday in an attempt to disperse the crowds.
Thousands of demonstrators remained in the city centre around Tahrir Square late into the night, vowing to camp out overnight and setting the stage for further confrontation.
is this expression of anger and movement for change a pursuit of democracy, or more strictly hatred of the existing govt headed by Hosni Mubarak?  Will the country turn to the muslim Brotherhood?  What will happen to the tenth of the population composed by the Coptic Christian minority, and other Christians?

-- Politicarp

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