It is amazing that despite their small number which was estimated between 150-300 in both cities according to eye witnesses this time,they managed to cause panic for the regime , yes panic for the regime to the level of paralyzing down town and Abdeen in specific , if that were a regime that is confident from its popularity in the nation , why it would crack down a protest like that.
Now I think it is better to have a separate new post to include video clips and photos from the protests that started to surface online.
First of all it turned out there was a protest in Port Said at the same time and according to sources there are activists who are being detained , these activists belong to the NFC. The activists in Alexandria are still detained as far as I know while the activists in Cairo were released after being dumped in Cairo’s outskirts as usual !!
Updated : Most Alexandrian activists have been released except 5 or 6 activists , from its side the ElBaradei campaign issued a statement about the arrest of these activists attacking the regime and its security forces.
Second both Hosni Mubarak and his son Gamal's posters were burned today ,
|You will not rule us|
|Hamdeen by Huda|
Here is another slide show by Nora Shalaby from Abdeen's protest
Here are photos from Masrawy and Youm 7
Here are video clips from Cairo’s protest
The NDP launched a pathetic pro-Gamal Mubarak protest to fire back at the Orabi protest , it was just pathetic fake protest led by a NDP MB wannabe member. Ironically nobody covered it except Youm 7 and of course the official media , the international media covered the Orabi 2010 protest.
Dear Jack Shenker covered the protest for the Guardian.Here is also the DPA report by Aya Batrawy. New York Times has published the AP report about the protest.
Al Shorouk published a new report with new photos.
International and regional news channels like BBC Arabic and Al Jazeera channels’ cameras and films were confiscated by the security forces , Al Jazeera managed to show these few clips in its news today.
Here is a video clip from Al Shorouk Newspaper from Alexandria’s protest.Alexandria's protest was not that big unfortunately , only 40 protesters according to estimations. I believe this protest should have been scheduled to the weekend in order to attract more people especially in Alexandria , the Khalid Said campaign should have participated and unfortunately most of its followers are students who could not come at that time.
Ok folks there are even more video clips and photos coming on the way , I do not know if this post will be enough or not .