The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Mubarak says protests "evidence of democracy"

Where does he get the balls?

Rallies 'evidence of democracy'
2006-05-23 09:12:47

Cairo - President Hosni Mubarak lashed out at coverage of Cairo street protests in which more than 600 Egyptians were beaten and arrested, calling the rallies "evidence of democracy" and coverage of them "libel and blasphemy".

Mubarak said: "Continuation (of the protests) is evidence of democracy", adding that he was surprised by some media coverage.

For the past three weeks, international media had shown footage of young activists being beaten in downtown Cairo in broad daylight by plainclothes police.
Someone poison his molokhiya already.