Monday, December 12, 2005

Egypt's Kefaya (Enough) Demonstrations Against Rigged Parliamentary Elections

More than 200 opposition supporters protested in Cairo today against rigged parliamentary elections in which President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party won some three quarters of the seats. (See updates down, demonstrators reached 2000)

Photo by Reuters: An Egyptian woman looks on from behind a banner during a demonstration in Cairo December 12, 2005. She is also holding a sticker saying "Enough Corruption".

Photo by Reuters: The demonstrators from the Kefaya Movement also condemned the deaths of 12 people in violence during the elections, which took part in three stages over a month and ended last week. The banner in the background reads, 'go away Ali Baba and the forty thieves - enough is enough'.

Mostafa updates the story saying that the demonstration probably started at 13:00 with 200 indviduals but then the march which ended two and a half hours later saw a number ranging from 1000 to 2000 persons.

6 Comments:

At 4:02 PM, Anonymous mostafa said...

200 ? Look those Reuters journlists are pretty lazy and don't care to attend and cover an event to its end. Probably it started at 13:00 with 200 indviduals but then the march which ended two and a half hours later saw a number ranging from 1000 to 2000 persons.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

Thanks Mostafa for the update. That's an impressive number.

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Superluli said...

Aren't a lot of the opposition forces Islamists?

 
At 12:48 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

Superluli,

We can never continue promoting Islamists in that manner.

What about you and me and many others who want true changes? Aren't we counted, baro 3ala el ballad wala eh?

 
At 4:28 AM, Blogger Superluli said...

yeah, but we need to distunguish ourselves from the Islamists.

It's not clear anywhere - that those people like you and me and oppoition but not Islamists

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

Islamists are organized and they get the help of the regime. So they are powerful but with no credibility like the regime's National Democractic Party NDP. We all know that the NDP is there because it is the regime's. If the regime is gone, the NDP will have no seats even next to a tree.

 

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