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coupmonitor:

On Tuesday (09/09/14) there were calls for large-scale protests across Egypt by DankEgy campaign on Twitter and Facebook. We have monitored the protest events and in this post we will summarize the day in this post. You can view and download our collected data in Arabic and English.

There were 51 protest events held in 16 governates. As usual, Dakahlia governate is in the lead in terms of the number of protests,  followed by Beheira and Kafr El-Sheikh. Interestingly, Cairo was not among the top three this time.

In terms of the types of events, the most popular event seems to be a rally, followed by human chains and stands. Other protest forms, namely vehicle rallies also exist. 

Since Dank Movement had originally called for the protests, most of the protests were organized by them. The rest of the events were organized by Anticoup alliance and other groups. Note that in some cases we were unable to identify the organizers of the events. In such cases we assumed that the organizers were Dank.

Our protest map will be updated with all of September’s protests towards the end of September. In the meantime, why not follow us on twitter to stay updated with our coverage of events?


FAQ

We are currently experimenting ways to aggregate various sources of protest events together. Our main fear is ending up with duplicates after merging multiple sources. For now, we would rather have an underestimated figure than an overestimate with redundancy. With that said, we also know that Mubasher Misr Network is a reliable network with a large number of reporters all over Egypt. Bear in mind that we are still in an experimental phase so things are likely to change rapidly in the future.

Great initiative, you can find them on twitter too.

"ElBaradei is right that Egypt is currently plagued by the ‘same mode of thinking as in Mubarak’s era’. But the dictatorial mentality and tactics exist primarily on his side of the political fence."

For the sake of fairness and balance, here’s the other side of the story. A large number of protestors are now heading back to Taksim (around 35,000 in the square itself and about 100,000 waiting outside to get in.) This picture (via @MahirZeynalovwas) taken in  Beşiktaş, Istanbul shows hundreds of people from the area who are now heading to Taksim square in order to join protest there. However, crowd is still largely dominated by Leftists/Kemalists.

For the sake of fairness and balance, here’s the other side of the story. A large number of protestors are now heading back to Taksim (around 35,000 in the square itself and about 100,000 waiting outside to get in.) This picture (via @MahirZeynalovwas) taken in Beşiktaş, Istanbul shows hundreds of people from the area who are now heading to Taksim square in order to join protest there. However, crowd is still largely dominated by Leftists/Kemalists.

 with some hard truths. Protesters have to make their mind up, are these protests about a park or do they want the government to resign?

So much for a “revolution” :/

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mosaaberizing:

16 Months of Revolution - سنة ونصف من الثورة

A compilation of my photography from the ongoing Egyptian revolution. The slideshow mainly covers the bloody clashes of Mohamed Mahmoud street, Cabinet, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defence.

مجموعة من صوري خلال معارك الفترة الانتقالية ابتداءً من أحداث محمد محمود ومجلس الوزراء الى اشتباكات ما بعد مذبحة بورسعيد وانتهاءً بأحداث العباسية.

Great shots with excellent composition - they really capture the spirit of the protests but also the hardships we went through - those protests, especially M. Mahmoud were awfully bloody, innocent youths were being murdered before our very eyes and no one stood with us to support our cause. Painful memories but also ones that we must remember, for the sake of the martyrs and their families. Rest in peace brave souls <3

Jarjnaz, Syria: Protests prepare placards to be held up in anti-government protests after Eid prayers today in Syria.

Notice how they have their faces covered; if caught, it is very likely that they’d be arrested and subjected to torture by Assad’s thugs simply for expressing their wish to be free. Freedom of expression: something that you and me take for granted every single day but that the heroes of Syria are paying with their lives to get. Please keep the people of Syria in your thoughts and prayers!

darling80m:

Women display their hands which are painted red, symbolizing bloodshed, and blue, symbolizing peace, during a demonstration demanding the ouster of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa 28 September, 2011. (Photo: REUTERS - Mohamed al-Sayaghi) (x)

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Cairo, Egypt: A woman mourns on the coffin of Coptic Christian Mina Daniel, who was killed during clashes with soldiers and riot police on Sunday

By: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

aljazeera:

At least 24 people have been killed and more 200 injured in the centre of Cairo after a protest over an attack on a church erupted into the worst violence since the 18-day uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak as president of Egypt in February.

Trouble began when a demonstration against the attack in southern Egypt was reportedly met by gunfire close to the state television building.

Fighting spread to Tahrir Square and surrounding streets. Hospitals where the wounded were being treated also came under attack.

State television announced that a curfew was being imposed on the city’s downtown area and Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the February uprising that overthrew the former president. The curfew would last from 2am to 7am (midnight to 5am GMT) on Monday.

Appealing for calm after more than 1,000 security force personnel were deployed, interim prime minister Essam Sharaf said: “What is taking place are not clashes between Muslims and Christians but attempts to provoke chaos and dissent.”

“The only beneficiary of these events and acts of violence are the enemies of the January revolution and the enemies of the Egyptian people, both Muslim and Christian”

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Get the latest Al Jazeera story here: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/10/2011101072623285752.html

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Vivian Magdy, fiancée of Michael who was killed today talking about him on facebook: "I will miss you my darling" 
This breaks my heart &lt;/3

Vivian Magdy, fiancée of Michael who was killed today talking about him on facebook: "I will miss you my darling" 

This breaks my heart </3

خلص الكلام 

THIS PICTURE ISN’T FROM PALESTINE, SYRIA, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN…THIS PICTURE IS FROM EGYPT.

It could’ve been your brother/father/uncle/cousin. This is it. You’re either with the thugs and the army, or Egypt and its people still fighting for justice and freedom. Help spread the word.

Death toll in clashes rises to 23. NOSCAF.

*UPDATE FROM @kristenchick: “I just learned the woman sitting in the morgue holding the dead man’s hand and screaming “No! I won’t leave him!” was his fiancée." </3

Deadly Cairo clashes over Coptic protest - At least 19 people reported killed as riots erupt during Coptic Christian demonstration against destruction of a church.
Vivian &amp; Michael: The top picture shows them at their engagement, the bottom: she holds his dead body&#8217;s hand. 
When will the army stop destroying Egypt and the efforts of the revolution? WAKE UP WORLD: The struggle of the Egyptian people did not stop when Mubarak stepped down; unnecessary force being used against civilians, civilians being tried in military courts, families of martyrs still haven&#8217;t received compensation, state TV still spewing a crap load of propaganda, people still being tried for voicing their opinions, army trying to create non-existent friction between Muslims and Copts to justify emergency law which by the way, has been re-introduced by the army&#8230; the list goes on, when will all this injustice end? I think it&#8217;s time we got ourselves down to Tahrir again, NOSCAF, NOSCAF, NOSCAF!

Deadly Cairo clashes over Coptic protest - At least 19 people reported killed as riots erupt during Coptic Christian demonstration against destruction of a church.

Vivian & Michael: The top picture shows them at their engagement, the bottom: she holds his dead body’s hand. 

When will the army stop destroying Egypt and the efforts of the revolution? WAKE UP WORLD: The struggle of the Egyptian people did not stop when Mubarak stepped down; unnecessary force being used against civilians, civilians being tried in military courts, families of martyrs still haven’t received compensation, state TV still spewing a crap load of propaganda, people still being tried for voicing their opinions, army trying to create non-existent friction between Muslims and Copts to justify emergency law which by the way, has been re-introduced by the army… the list goes on, when will all this injustice end? I think it’s time we got ourselves down to Tahrir again, NOSCAF, NOSCAF, NOSCAF!

coralandgrey:

“An Egyptian demonstrator takes part in a protest against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime at Tahrir Square in Cairo on January 30, 2011.” (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images via The Daily Dish)

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