Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif was quoted as saying the government was committed to “freedom of expression by legitimate means”, state news agency Mena reported. Police had acted with restraint, he said.
‘Public gatherings would no longer be tolerated, the interior ministry said.’
Well, the protests could have been more pacifistic, but what could they do when their government had been oppressing and subduing them like this for so long.
Quoting someone on GDC, “That guy who stood in front of the water truck was just as daring as the guy who stood in front of the tank during the Tienanmen Square protests.”
‘US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: “We urge the Egyptian authorities not to prevent peaceful protests or block communications including on social media sites.’ It’s not working, Hillary.
Watching the news now.
- Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy have issued a joint-statement calling for peace;
- The Pyramids and other tourist spots have been closed;
- USA is trying to get involved, like they do in every other situation;
- At least 70 people have been killed;
- The Egyptian Cabinet resigned, though that isn’t solving anything;
- People want the government to resign, not just the Cabinet;
- The New Deputy, Prime Minister and Vice-President, I think were named;
- Protests in Jordan outside Egyptian embassy.
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