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More problems in Egypt

Yesterday hundreds of arrests were made in order to break up rallies of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Al Jazeera has the story (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2010/11/20101119212833744148.html – my  button to imbed links in the text still isnt working). 

Streets were cordoned off and police reportedly used tear gas, knives and tasers on Muslim Brotherhood supporters who were seen throwing chairs and stones.

A Muslim Brotherhood member, running as an independent candidate in the district of Mena el-Bussal in the upcoming polls, led the march in Alexandria. Supporters were heard chanting: “No, no to election fraud. Yes, yes for change” and “God is great, Islam is the solution”.


One Response

  1. These daily updates make me feel like Egypt has a lot of problems, to the point that I wont be surprised if an outright uprising were to come about. The hard part, for me at least, is assessing whether or not I am rooting for the Muslim Brotherhood as an agent of change in Egypt. And one more thought: it may be that the only reason Egypt seems like it is going through a terrible phase is because, compared to other countries, it is open enough to allow stories of bad governence to reach the international media.

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