Saturday, January 15, 2011
Protest Stand in Solidarity with Tunisian Revolution
A protest stand in solidarity with the Tunisian people and their 'Jasmine Revolution' was held outside the Journalists' Syndicate, in downtown Cairo on the evening of January 15th. Around 300 Egyptian activists chanted slogans congratulating the Tunisian people on their successful removal of Dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali from power.
Several hundred riot police troops and officers, far more than usual, were deployed in front of the Journalists' Syndicate as protesters chanted: "They are terrified of the coming revolution" and "Down with Mubarak!"
Protesters' slogans also called on Mubarak to get ready for his plane-flight to exile in Saudi Arabia. Other slogans called on the Egyptian dictator to take his son Gamal, and his thieves along with him into exile.
Chants mocking the former Tunisian dictator included "Ben Ali where are you? Your mother's looking for you." Protesters promised Dictator Mubarak a revolution which would sweep him and his corrupt regime outside the country.
Numerous Egyptian activists had held a jubilant solidarity stand outside the Tunisian Embassy in Cairo last night upon hearing the news of Ben Ali's overthrow.
Another protest stand in solidarity with the Tunisian Revolution is scheduled for January 25th - outside the Ministry of Interior, in downtown Cairo. This upcoming protest stand will also raise demands for the impeachment of Egypt's Interior Minister, Habib el-Adly.