Sunday, July 31, 2005

Mubarak's idea of democracy....

Well, he finally is going to have an opponent rather than running against himself, for the first time in 2 years, however think Egypt needs to work on the freedom of speech/protesting part just a bit.

On Saturday, several hundred men and women were gathering to begin their march toward Cairo's main square when men in plainclothes descended on them, swinging billy clubs and assaulting the demonstrators.

Burly government supporters surrounded activists sprawled on the pavement, kicking them in the head and ribs and tearing at their clothes. Others lifted protesters in the air by the arms and legs, hauling them off to police trucks. One elderly man wandered in a daze, his head bleeding.

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