Egypt

Egyptian protesters worried the revolution is slipping through their fingers

 
Cairo’s Tahrir Square filled up with protesters again on Friday, in a scene reminiscent of the mass protests that prompted the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. The participants in the most massive sit-in since the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution nearly five months ago claimed they felt the revolution’s goals were being abandoned. Read more...
 

Crackdown in Cairo: ‘Police violence as bad’ as during popular uprising

 
Egyptian security forces and protesters clashed for a second day in the capital Cairo on Wednesday, June 29 recalling the type of violence seen in the run up to former President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. According to our Observers in Cairo, the unrest was triggered by an earlier crackdown on a memorial honouring victims of the country’s popular uprising. Read more...
 
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Egyptians back in Tahrir Square for ‘second revolution’

 
Three months after the popular uprising that ousted former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians are back on the street to demand faster reforms and a speedy trial for the fallen president and his aides. Read more...

Sharm el-Sheikh residents: ‘We want Mubarak out!’

 
Hundreds of protesters gathered on Tuesday, April 12, in front of the hospital treating ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. They were demanding his removal from the city and immediate trial in an Egyptian court. Read more…
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Egyptian doctors send medical aid through porous eastern border

 
As Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi strengthened his grip on the country’s capital, a group of Egyptian physicians began sending out convoys transporting medical aid and doctors to Libya. Read more...
 
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Will Egypt’s Christians and Muslims stand united against Mubarak?

 
This photo shows Egyptian Copts forming a cordon to protect Muslim anti-government protesters as they kneel for afternoon prayers in Cairo last week. According to our Observer, this symbolic gesture is a sign that many of the country’s Christians are questioning the Church’s continued defence of President Hosni Mubarak. Read more...
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French expats in Egypt: 'We’re staying, no matter what happens'

 Some of the estimated 10,000 French expatriates currently living in Egypt chose to leave the country after the ongoing wave of anti-government protests took a violent turn. Others chose to stay. Read their accounts…
 

'I was paid 5,000 pounds to wreak havoc in the Cairo protests'

 
According to the person who shot this video, the man it features was one of the Mubarak supporters who attacked opposition demonstrators Wednesday evening in Cairo. Caught and detained by anti-Mubarak protesters, he was filmed confessing that he had been paid by authorities to attack demonstrators and shout “Long live Mubarak!” Read more...
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Eyewitness accounts from the clashes in Tahrir Square

 
Alleged supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clashed violently with opposition protesters on Wednesday after storming their rally in Tahrir square, in central Cairo. Our Observers on the ground report their accounts of the clashes. Read their accounts...
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