Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Labor Day protest (May 1, 2011), Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt

Since the revolution, protests have been happening in Cairo every Friday afternoon in Tahrir Square, but I had heard that this week the main protest day was going to be on Labor Day, May 1, which is a holiday.  There were people protesting there, about 3,000-5,000 or so I would guess.  Since it was Labor Day, many of the groups there dealt with workers rights.  It was interesting to speak to a couple people from different political parties that are in the process of trying to become legal by collecting the requisite number of signatures and paying the necessary fees.

Here is an interview with a man from the Communist Party:

 This video is available at this link:

Here are a couple videos from men who are part of a new party that is forming describing itself as liberal, and in favor of equal rights, but not as far left as some of the other parties.

Here's a link to this photo:

Here are some of the photos I took at the Labor Day protest.

Here's a link to this video:

 I like this photo of a young woman wearing a shirt with Cuban Revolutionary (and medical doctor) Che Guevera on it.

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