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Ear to the Ground

Egyptian Protesters Rail Against Mubarak’s Regime

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Posted on Jan 25, 2011
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The recent Tunisian uprising has apparently had an effect on nearby Egyptians, as thousands took to the Internet and then to the streets of Cairo and around Egypt on Tuesday to demonstrate against President Hosni Mubarak’s long-standing government.  —KA

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Three people were reported killed, two protesters in the port town of Suez and a soldier who died of injuries sustained during the protests in Cairo.

The protesters, mobilized largely on the Internet and energized by recent events in Tunisia, occupied one of the city’s most famous squares for hours, beating back attempts to dislodge them by police officers wielding tear gas and water cannons.

“Freedom, freedom, freedom,” they chanted. “Where are the Egyptian people?”

Security officials said several thousand people demonstrated in Alexandria, and there were reports of large demonstrations in other cities, including Mansoura and Mahalla al-Kobra. There, a video posted on the Internet showed people tearing up a large portrait of Mr. Mubarak — an act whose boldness here is hard to overstate.

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Peter Knopfler's avatar

By Peter Knopfler, January 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm Link to this comment

Look at ALL those Egyptian people YOU SEE ALL THE
POLICE YES THEY ARE MADE IN USA: Tear gas made in USA
the tanks made in USA, The Police uniforms, shields
batons, shoes, guns rifles water cannons all MADE IN
USA THAT IS WHY THE WORLD SAYS DEATH TO AMERICA,
America sells death to the rest of the world. AMERICA
SUPPLIES ALL KILLERS FROM MEXICO TO TUNISIA TO EGYPT
ALL ALL AMERICAN KILLING EQUIPMENT SHAME TO YOU
AMERICA STUPID BOWEL IS ALL YOU THINK ABOUT WHILE YOU
SELL ARMS ROCKETS TANKS TO KILL AS MANY PEOPLE
SHORTEST PERIOD TIME, to dictators that torture
everyone, THAT IS TRULY AMERICAN KILL EVERYONE LET
G_D Sort them out. You kill over there you get killed
over here what goes around comes around, You TURN
SOON AMERICA THE KILLER OF HUMANITY HOLOCAUST
REMEMBRANCE DAY.

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By berniem, January 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm Link to this comment

At least our Arab brethern have guts! FREE BRADLEY MANNING!!!!

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By Arabian Sinbad, January 26, 2011 at 9:33 am Link to this comment

A long overdue movement, protest, revolution or whatever you might call it against a corrupt and oppressive regime supported only by the US oligarchy and Israeli fascism.

I hope the Egyptian masses will not stop short of at least seeing this corrupt ass-hole, Mubarak, flee the country as his Tunisian counterpart did.

Another hope is that this revolutionary fervor would sweep over the whole area to include Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and all the rest of the Arab-Muslim world!

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By Big B, January 25, 2011 at 9:40 pm Link to this comment

Do you suppose the people of the USA will eventually get the hint.

This is how real change happens.

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By Robespierre115, January 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm Link to this comment

Another U.S. puppet shakes. Liberal clowns will of course want to forget that in 2009 Obama praised Mubarak and called him a “force for stability” in the Middle East.

LONG LIVE THE EGYPTIAN MASSES!

LONG LIVE INTERNATIONALIST REVOLUTION!

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