Here I want to just collect demands of the protesters in Egypt I find in the net and other media connected to the revolution I find fitting:
- @kalnaga has provided a translation of the demands I believe that are written on a giant banner on Tahrir Square (I speak no Arabic, confirmation welcome)
Update: Commenter As2keur (Comment #3) provided a translation by Hicham and points to Matthew Cassel’s blog where Hicham’s translation was originally posted.
- There is a longer text on oyetimes which is said to be released by the protesters (Feb 3rd 11:30am).
- I copied this same statement from Feb 3rd to my blog including an Arab version which I copied from here.
- Here is another text with demands, listing also signers.
- I want to show those of you who haven’t seen this wonderful picture (made me cry) taken by @NevineZaki showing Egyptian christians guarding muslims while praying during the protests:
- And there is also another picture proofing that these are really Christians (notice cross on the wrist):
- There are some powerful pictures on Flickr under the slogan „Walk like an Egyptian„. Love them!
- Nathan Brown of Foreign Policy discusses whether to make transition in Egypt by the rulebook of the constitution or otherwise. (via @Rouelshimi)
- Omar Kamel wrote a touching article on Facebook regarding the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the whole thing
- Being Chriatian myself I especially like this photo by @3arabwy showing the Egypt flag with crescent and cross, showing the unity of major religions there:
- And here is a list of quotes, one from an Egyptian actress calling the protesters „sissies“. Maybe not the smartest thing to do…
- Here is a list of detained human rights activists.
- Here I found a picture of a protester holding a banner with hebrew text.
Here’s the Hebrew letters I think to identify:
כל העם ריצים ויפול הראש
The beginning seems to translate „the whole people“ and the end means „the head/beginning“, but I know only a bit of biblical Hebrew, so translations welcome.
Update: I tried to find the words in a Hebrew dictionary today, and maybe (I am very insecure, as said, I don’t know modern Hebrew) it might say:
„The whole people is running and the head is falling.“
Still I wonder why this is written in Hebrew letters…
- How brave to stand up for freedom against tyranny. How much braver if you can’t even stand up!
- There is a site honouring those who lost their lives in the struggle for the freedom of Egypt.
- On Sunday, Feb 6th, there was a Christian Service held on Tahrir Square. Reuters has a short video about it. They claim it was a mass, other media say it was only some kind of prayer or service, but this is details, I think.
- There are many videos in the net on the revolution. This one I find very powerful and touching.
- Wael @Ghonim, who has been released yesterday from detention, gave an interview.
- The „Egyptian Blog for Human Rights“ published a sequence of communication shutdown in Egypt. Below the article, there are also links to pictures and videos from the uprising.
- There is a video about a man in Alexandria shot by the police. CNN made a story on him, and showed also a neighbour’s video from when his body was removed.
- More signs of the regime breaking apart.
- Some activists are compiling a list of missing people.
- 3arabawy has a video focusing on smaller towns (Kharga).
- The following song (vai @Rouelshimi) seems to be something like the hymn of the revoltion. Nice melody and powerful words (and English subtitles):