Galerie de RamyRaoof. This Week in Photos: Egypt. "Egyptian activists shout anti-succession slogans during a protest in Cairo, Egypt.
Egyptian police beat and arrested anti-government activists demonstrating outside the downtown presidential palace against a possible father-son succession in the country. " Flickr CC photo by Nasser Nouri Flickr CC photo by monasosh. Egypt in Pictures: The "War Zone" in Suez. The Egypt Protests. The Egyptian protests against lack of work, rising food prices and the oppressive regime of President Hosni Mubarak seem to be moving towards a climax.
Today the Egyptian government has shut down all internet access and text messaging service to try and prevent people from finding out about the protests. And to stop people from finding out about the police brutality which has been going on for decades, as can be read in the Wikileaks Egypt Cables released today. It takes brave, or desperate, people to stand up to people with guns so we wish the people of Egypt well. Warning: Some images are graphic.UPDATE: Live streams from Egypt. Protesters are urging the army to join them and not side with the government or police.UPDATE 2: New images added. In Pictures: 'Day of Anger' Mapping Egypt's 'day of wrath' - Middle East. L'embrasement de l'Egypte, en images. From my friend in Cairo: