The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Word on the Street?

I still need to write up the summery of part three of the Mubarak Reality show, but according to these banners hanging downtown, some people are already expressing their wishes to (re?)-elect Mubarak. The banner reads "Yes...for the Man of Peace".


I doubt this showed up this morning as a reaction to his interviews. Nevertheless, it is an example of the Mubarak posters which will surely decorate the capital in the coming months.

The reason for the delay on the summery is that I attended the latest Kifaya rally - held at the journalist syndicate in Cairo today. Its a long story about shifting venues, arrests, releases, dodging security, democracy, and more arrests in (at least) seven governates throughout Egypt today.