Monday, February 21, 2011

10 days after the Revolution

I'm still downloading videos from the mass protest this past weekend.  Here's one of my conversation with an Egyptian man on the Metro as we were both heading to Tahrir Square.  He is a lawyer by trade, though he's not working in his field now because there aren't enough jobs.  

Here's the link to this video if you have trouble viewing it from this blog:

News Update for Today:

*As the death toll of pro-democracy protesters in Libya continues to grow (now more than 100), a group of a hundred Egyptians and Libyans rally in Alexandria in support of the Libyan protesters.  Here’s an article about that:

*  Egypt has announced that the border crossing from Egypt to Gaza will be open in both directions by Tuesday (… it had previously been open only for those leaving Egypt and entering Gaza).

*  It has been announced that the Emergency Law will be lifted within six months.  On this topic, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradi was quoted as saying,"Egypt is the only country that has spent 30 years under an emergency law. It is a draconian law which affects civilians and a symbol of the authoritarianism and repression of the regime….     Abolishing it would be a sign that we are on the right path.."  Here’s an article about this:

* The state banks reopened today, as did the Giza pyramids and the Egyptian Museum.

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