5 thoughts on “Big Egyptian anti-dictatorship demonstration

  1. Women protest against inflation

    INDIA: Women activists and supporters of the Communist Party of India – Marxist (CPI-M) protested against rising inflation outside Victoria House in Calcutta on Monday.

    CPI-M official Kalki Bose said: “Within one year, the central government increased the price of petroleum products 11 times and essential commodities’ prices are also increasing at skyrocketing speed.”

    State-owned oil companies ramped up petrol prices by 2.5-2.54 rupees (3.4-3.5 pence) per litre on Saturday.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/100250

  2. Mubarek has been able to remain in power in part due to US support. Mubarek is extremely hostile to Iran, so the US counts on Egypt as an ally against Iran. The problem is that the Muslim Brotherhoo­d has wanted to operate freely in Egypt, and Mubarek has treated it like subversive­s. Only time will tell if Mubarek is able to ride it out and pass power onto his son.

  3. Re #2: I surely hope that the people will succeed in driving out both dictator Mubarak and his son.

    “The problem is that the Muslim Brotherhoo­d has wanted to operate freely in Egypt, and Mubarek has treated it like subversive­s.” No, the central problems at the moment are dictatorship and poverty; “secular” issues. The Muslim Brotherhood has not officialy participated in the anti dictatorship demonstrations; though probably some of its voters have.

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