Friday, February 18, 2011

Joining Hands with Egypt's millions

By a New Worker correspondent

IT WAS to have been a demonstration in support of the struggle to end the Mubarak dictatorship. It turned out to be a festival of solidarity with the Egyptian people rejoicing at the departure of Hosni Mubarak and the end of his 30 years of tyranny.
Thousands packed the square to see scenes from Cairo’s Liberation Square beamed via a video link onto a giant screen and hear speakers from the labour and peace movement.
Last Saturday’s rally in London’s Trafalgar Square was called by the TUC, Stop the War and Amnesty International as part of a “Global Day of Action” in solidarity with the Egyptians, who had taken over central Cairo three weeks ago kicking off pro-democracy protests across the country that eventually forced the hated dictator to stand down on Friday.

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