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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.
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.