2011-01-16 Protests in Egypt

 

Al Jazeera reports from Cairo, Egypt, where some are hoping to follow Tunisia’s example and have an uprising of their own. “Down with corruption, Down with autocracy, Down with dictators!” they chant.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit downplayed any risk of a Tunisian style uprising in Egypt.

“The talk about the spread of what happened in Tunisia to other countries is nonsense. Each society has its own circumstances,” Abul Gheit told reporters in Sharm el-Sheikh.

 

Egypt is not Tunisia, But … is the headline of an article from uruknet which debates the differences and the likelihood of sudden regime change in Egypt. Many agree that revolt is less likely in Eqypt. But,

They are alike in that nobody wants them and nobody likes them,” says Ibrahim Issa, editor of the online daily Al-Dostor and one of the main critics of the regime in Egypt.

 

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