The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Pro-resistance demo at Al-Azhar

Thousands demonstrated today at Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque, following the Friday prayers, in solidarity with the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance.

The mosque came under the siege of security forces since the morning. Plainclothes thugs were deployed by the police inside the mosque's courtyard. The thugs clashed with the demonstrators, banning them from marching in the streets.

Photographer and friend Nasser Nouri was there...

Police-deployed plainclothes thugs attack pro-resistance demonstrators

Kefaya's website reported a pro-resistance demo took place today in the town of Snoris in the Fayyoum oasis. Police cracked down on the demonstrators, arresting Kefaya activist Ahmad Fayedd. Another solidarity demo went out from Seedi Ghareeb Mosque in Suez.

No reports yet on the Zagazig and Damanhour demos...