Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thousands protest in Cairo

"Thousands took to the streets of Cairo Tuesday to voice frustration at poverty and corruption and to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, in protests inspired by the overthrow of the Tunisian regime earlier this month."

Thanks Fayrouz for posting on fb.

PS: I just read this: '"This is the first time I am protesting, but we have been a cowardly nation. We have to finally say no," said 24-year-old Ismail Syed, a hotel worker who struggles to live on a salary of $50 a month.'


Maury said...

Anyone think they'll bring the government down? Egypt has definitely been mismanaged for the last 50 years. Hard to believe that three million WWll land mines still keep half the country unusable. One might think Egypt could have used some of those billions in annual military aid to clear a few.

Don Cox said...

I don't think the demonstrations will bring down the Egyptian government. The Tunisian government was caught by surprise, Mubarak is a tougher nut to crack and he is forewarned.

I am always puzzled as to why the people of Zimbabwe don't rise up against their dictator.