Egypt: Protesting for Syria

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

A protester in front of the Syrian Embassy today. Photograph by Hossam El Hamalawy

Scores of Egyptians joined Syrian students who gathered outside the Syrian Embassy in Cairo in protest against the killing of demonstrators, and called for the overthrow of the Syrian regime of Bashar Al Assad. Protesters chanted in solidarity with the Syrian demonstrators and also prayed for those who lost their lives in the protests.

Lilian Wagdy, who attended the protests, tweets:

Just got back home. Loved the spirit of today's demo @ the #Syrian Embassy. It was fearless, and the atmosphere of solidarity reigned

In another tweet, she notes:

there are 300 people here equally syrians and egyptians i would say #syrian embassy #egypt

Zeinobia, who was also outside the Syrian Embassy, shares this clip showing Syrian students in Cairo chanting (Ar): “Leave! Leave! Bashar!”

Protesters in front of the Syrian Embassy in Cairo today. Photograph by Hossam El Hamalawy

On Twitter, Zeinobia adds:

I am so happy with today's Syria protest in Cairo

Meena Mohy, who was also there, adds (Ar):

جماعة انا حاسة ان فى حالة من البجاحة و الغباء داوئتى ! السفير مشغل اغانى مؤيدة … انت حمار يا حمار ! #egypt #syria
I'm sensing a lot of stupidity right now. The Ambassador is playing songs in support of the regime on a loudspeaker. You are a real donkey!

And 3arabawy, aka Hossam El Hamalawy shares a collection of photographs he took at the protest here.

On mobile live streaming service, Bambuser, Sherif Boraie shares a clip from the protest by the Syrian Embassy. The protesters are chanting (Ar): “House by house, Syria is all free people.”

Also today, Sarrah tweets:

Protest at #libya embassy in cairo. Libyan Egyptian and Syrian flags. Military police cordone , roads diverted.

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


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