Egypt: Pro-Mubarak Demonstrators! Really!?

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

A few days ago, many claimed that Mubarak's regime has unleashed thugs to terrorise the protesters. Yesterday, we have witnessed the first of the so-called pro-Mubarak demonstrators, and again, many people claimed they are just security forces and thugs under cover. TravellerW warned of what might happen in the square.

@TravellerW: Several pro-Mubarak demos heading to Tahrir sq. right now. Shit's getting real.

Today, those pro-Mubarak demonstrators started to attack the protesters in Tahrir Square.

@naglarzk: Mubarak has continued to do one stupid move after the next. Latest: his thugs in Tahrir attacking peaceful protesters.

They are even attacking the journalist and reporters in the square.

@MennaGamal: If those people are not really paid, tell me why are they breaking all the journalists cameras?

And here is one more tweet elaborating more on the pro-Mubarak thugs and where they are coming from.

@Injita: Egypt NDP people distribute pro mubarak signs in Mustafa Mahmoud, our doorman's son was holding one.

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.


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  • […] Rallies! A couple of weeks ago, and during the Egyptian revolution, pro-Mubarak rallies were seen in the streets of Cairo, and now there are similar pro-regime ones in Bahrain. Less than two days ago protesters were […]

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