I know that I have not written yet that post about Tuesday #Feb 2 Protest at Tahrir which was so great but I will write you about the Departure Friday protest at Tahrir today.
First of all I came bit late at 2 PM as my aunt wanted to come with me. Second it was much crowded ,third there were lots of committees made of wonderful volunteers to investigate everybody after what happened last Wednesday.
It was bigger than last time and it was much organized. People from backgrounds, classes , ethnicity , religions and political viewers were and are there , not only the MB as claimed in the Egyptian mainstream media.
I saw Alaa Al Aswani , Khaled Al Nabawi , Khaled Bahgat and also Safwat Hegazy. I heard Yahia Al Gamal and Gamila Ismail and addressing the people along with Khaled Youssef.
The spirit is there cheerful , the morale are high. People were and are holding Egyptian flags “ The street sellers were back and found a golden opportunity, of course they were more patriotic and sold the flags for prices less than during the football match”
Patriotic songs are all over the place , old songs of Halim and Sheikh Emam were heard all over the place . Political activist and singer Azza Balba’a sang Sheikh Emam’s songs for group of non socialist youth who repeated after her the words. There are wonderful teams of doctors in Tahrir who volunteered to help their follow Egyptians in the field , also there are wonderful people who brought medical supplies and food to the people there. I saw many of the wounded protesters and I feel so angry for them just like those who were killed in the past weeks since January 25, 2011.
While I was there , there was an announcement that our people in Al Arish are having huge protests there and that they gained control over the Al Arish. Also I heard that the people in Mahalla managed to make the thugs to their side. The Alexandria protest was two million man protest.
Here is the first patch of videos which I am uploading now , more photos and videos coming the way :
The media claims that the majority of the people in Tahrir are the fearful MBs , well indeed it was full of MBs like Khaled Abu Al Naga , Nawal Al Sadawi, Azza Balba’a , Shahira Amin, Khaled Youssef, Fardos Abdel Hamid , Amr Waked , Sherihan “especially Sherihan”, Salah Anani “painter”, Hady Khashaba , Mahmoud Al-Issily , Alaa Al Aswani, Yahia Al Gamal , Amr Moussa , Wael Nwara and Gamila Ismail !!
The Muslims and Christians prayed side by side today in the square and the Christians protected their follow Muslims during the prayers.
While I was leaving , I found Hamdy Khalifa , the head of the bar association known of his regime’s connection was heading to the square and I thought it was a nice action of him. When I returned back home , my mom told me that he came on TV and said that today’s protest was only couple of thousands in Tahrir !! This is even before heading there !! I hope that the people did not welcome him there.
The people do not demand only Mubarak to step down but also to prosecute him for what he had and has done so far in Egypt.
The pro-Mubarak supporters were outside trying to scare people and to convince the people going to the protest that it was bad but they have failed so far. There were very few foreigners in the square unlike last time thanks to the witch hunt launched in our media
It was fine great day for Egypt , I want the people to continue in Al Tahrir and outside Cairo because they are standing for the whole country even those who are attacking them blindly thanks to the regime controlled media.