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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The Sound of a Million Voices

Army Officer Part of Protest
Today is set to be the biggest day of protests yet in Egypt as demonstrators take to Tahrir Square in massive numbers to force Mubarak out of power. Organisers are referring to today's rally as the biggest rally in Egyptian history, calling for a least a million Egyptians to make a stand against the 30-year regime of President Mubarak.

In the wake of deaths totaling over 300, the Egyptian army has vowed not to use any display of force against protesters, with Egyptian army officials releasing this statement; "To the great people of Egypt, your armed forces, acknowledging the legitimate rights of the people... have not and will not use force against the Egyptian people.".

This Statement was welcomed with applause from the Egyptian public who have always maintained a massive amount of respect for the Country's powerful army. After this statement was released, the number of protesters nearly tripled in volume as many men felt it safe bringing their women and children out to make a stand against the regime, because of this the atmosphere has changed from one of violence to a carnival-like atmosphere with dancing and music.

Camping at Tahrir Square
However, the release of the Egyptian army statement came as a suprise to Mubarak who feels it will encourage higher numbers of protesters. In a last minute response to this Mubarak cancelled all rail, bus and train services into the Egyptian capital ahead of today's protests, a decision which was met with violence by the thousands of people waiting at Alexandria rail station, although many say they predicted the move and decided to travel up to the Egyptian capital yesterday and camp in Tahrir Square over night.

 In a final attempt to stay in power, Mubarak vowed that he would have "clear and definite policies to tackle unemployment, poverty, corruption and the cost of living".

-But, is it too little, too late?

13 comments:

  1. Well Done Mike, i got a couple of my mates to follow your blogs, follow me please cya later.

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  2. Watching it right now on Al Jazeera, it's really impressive! Wonder what happens if Mubarak just continue to try to sit it out, will this really go on for weeks? Who will fold? Interesting times!

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  3. Yes. It's too late. I don't see any way he can stay in power or even stay in Egypt.

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  4. For some reason I thought the officer was Bono...

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  5. Mubarak would say anything just to get the people to stop protesting

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  6. I don't think people will be satisfied with Mubarak staying in power...

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  7. Good read man. Hopefully justice comes to the citizens of Egypt

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  8. I have a feeling this is going to come to a head today or tomorrow.

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  9. Bit late for policies, I think.

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  10. This whole situation isn't going to end well.

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