A Guide to Egypt’s Terrific Day 15 of Protests – The Awl



Today,perhapsthemostenormousdemonstrationtodateisunderwayinTahrirSquare。

(Enormous!

(Really!

)Therearestillweapon-screenersandIDchecks,buttherealsoseemtobecheeringwelcomingcommitteesaspeopleenter。

Todaypeoplereportexuberance?

—?

andavery,veryrealsensethattheMubarakregimeisending。

ProtestorsarenowheadingfortheParliamentaswell。

Largedemonstrationsarehappeninginother?

cities。



VicePresident,spyhonchoandformerallegedtorturerOmarSuleimansays,afteramorningmeetingwithPresidentMubarak,that“theregimehasaplanandatimetableforthepeacefultransferofpower。

”Also:“Mubarakhasformedapaneltooverseeconstitutionalamendments。

”Ohneat,I’msurehe’llsetthatupreallywell,whatwithhisthreedecadesofexperiencewithmoney-hoardinganddemocracy-staunching。



What’smore,thestate-runmediaisbeingdismantledfromwithin。

Forone:“Journalistsatthepro-governmentnewspaperRosalyusifarestagingaprotestagainsttheireditor。

”And!

“MorethanfivehundredmediafiguresdeclaredtheirrejectionofofficialmediacoverageoftheJanuary25uprisinganddemandedthatMinisterofInformationAnasEl-Fikkistepdown。

”?

Hot。



Lastnight,GoogleexecutiveWaelGhonimwasreleasedfromdetention。

GhonimhadcreatedaFacebookpageforKhalidSaid,whowaskilledbypolice,whichbecameanorganizingtoolforprotestors。

Ghonim’sfirstinterviewishere。

Here’ssomethingtostickinMalcolmGladwell’scraw:“Hisinterrogatorsindetention,too,expresseddisbeliefthat‘afewyoungguys’organizedthroughFacebookcouldhavespurredthemassprotestsrockingEgyptformorethantwoweeks。

”Youdon’t?

say。



ThedeathtollinEgyptis,accordingtotheHumanRightsWatch,“atleast297killedsinceJanuary28–232inCairo,52inAlexandriaand13inSuez。

”(Theirdisclaimer:thatnumberisbasedonkeyhospitalsinthreecities,andonlydeathstheywereabletoconfirm,andtheyexpectthetotaltorise。

)Still,that’sfairlyamazingforarevolutionaryuprisingofhundredsofthousandsofpeopleacrossa?

country。



Yesterday,thefacultyoftheCairoUniversitylawschoolmet,andreleasedastrongstatement:“Tocompletelysupportandbacktherevolutionofthe25thofJanuary。





Hereisanoddaninterestingthing:asharedGoogledoccalled“Jan25Blacklist,”whichnotesMubarak’scollaborators。

TheyincludeTVpresenterKhaledElghandor,VodafoneEgyptandMikeHuckabee。

(AndthePost’sRichardCohen!

Which,true!

Heisanenemyofdemocracy!


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