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Demonstrators support anti-Mubarak cause
Friday, February 4th, 2011 | By The Daily News Staff
Demonstrators converged in White Plaza today to show their support for Egyptian protestors. Omar Shakir, B.A. ’07, J.D. ’13, one of the event’s organizers, stated that the Stanford demonstrators wanted to add their voices to the chorus of outcries stemming from the Egyptian uprising.
“The goal of the demonstration was to show our solidarity with the people who are campaigning for democratic change in Egypt,” Shakir said.
He added that the ongoing uprising is “a legitimate struggle against an oppressive regime.” Protesters here, like those abroad, are urging the Mubarak regime to “stop using violence against its own citizens.”
President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power for nearly three decades, has received increasing domestic and international pressure to step down. The anti-Mubarak movement came to a head Jan. 25 when Egyptians called for protests using Facebook and Twitter, and took to the streets. Since then, the uprising has been a focal point of international politics and campus discussion.
A Bay Area-wide demonstration is slated to occur at San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza tomorrow at 1 p.m.
-An Le Nguyen
Tags: Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, White Plaza
Ted Rudow III,MA says:
February 6, 2011
But one thing sure, this is going force the world to choose sides and line up on this side or that when the showdown comes. Everybody’s going to have to show their true colours.
So often nobody really wants to let anybody else know where they really stand, these diplomats are usually such a bunch of deceivers and liars. But whenever there’s a thing like this going on, then they have to come out and declare themselves. Diplomats are the world’s worst prevaricators!–They’re famous for being expert liars. Lying is almost their main job. Politicians!
Because lately Egypt and the Arabs have been getting world sympathy pretty much on their side, So at the same time, because Israel is walking a real thin-line tight-wire to try to keep as much of world opinion as possible on her side. Especially if America shows her true colours as being so Jewish-sympathetic and tries to intervene. In a way that’s good: If America again sides with Israel -The oil, that is–And that could really bring on trouble