Revolution in Ägypten ?
Januar 26, 2011 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar
Nach der tunesischen Revolution , jetzt in Ägypten. Wann endlich ist Iran dran ???
On January 25, 2011, Egyptian citizens from all social classes and age groups went out into the streets of Cairo to protest against President Mubarak’s regime, which has been in power for almost three decades. The protestors marched from Gamat El Dowal Al Arabeyya st, to Tahrir square, a large landmark that includes government buildings and the Egyptian parliament. Protestors were met by Egyptian security forces in complete riot gear. However, one main point of the protestors was to keep this event violent free, as chants of „Peaceful. Peaceful“ were iterated whenever the march was blocked by these forces. Once at Tahrir square, Egyptian police escalated their reaction to this protest in an attempt to divide and disperse the crowd. A riot control water cannon truck was first deployed, followed by tear gas canisters fired into the crowd and finally more than 100 rounds of rubber bullets were shot, where many civillians were hurt. All this unnecessary force was assumed to be used to incite violence from the protestors, but to no avail. Contrary to reports from government-backed news media in Egypt, protestors did not attack or destroy any property throughout the march and their day long stand in the square. Protesters vowed to stay in the square until all their requests were met. Among the top of these requests is the repeal of the 30 year old emergency law, which warrants the government to detain people without charge and indefinitely. Another major demand is the removal of Egypt’s Minister of Interior, Habib El Adly, who has been plagued with stories of police brutality and prisoner abuse. One of the most important demands, however, is for the current president Mubarak not to seek reelection, where elections have been rigged for the last 20 or so years, and for his son, Gamal who is assumed to inherit his father’s presidency, not to even run for election.