Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Brotherhood block parliament protest

Thousands of demonstrators demanding an end to military rule were blocked on Tuesday by members of the Muslim Brotherhood from reaching parliament.

The protesters set off from the sit-in outside the state television building and marched through Tahrir and the streets of downtown Cairo, all the while growing in number.

By the time the demonstrators reached parliament the march consisted of several thousand chanting against military rule.

The parliament building is blocked on one side by a concrete wall and a strong police presence. On the other side, it was members of the Muslim Brotherhood who were blocking the way. Demonstrators chanted "down with the Brotherhood" and accused the Islamic group of selling out the revolution.

The Brotherhood's political wing, the Freedom and Justice party, recently secured the biggest share of seats in parliament.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Masses demonstrate on Egypt's uprising anniversary

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians march from around Cairo to Tahrir Square on the anniversary of the uprising that began on January 25th.

The mass demonstration chanted against Egypt's military rulers and called for a swift transfer of power to civilian rule.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Muslim Brotherhood celebrate Parliament opening

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood gathered at Egypt's parliament building as newly elected body opened for its first session. The political wing of the brotherhood, the Freedom and Justice Party, secured around 45% of the seats in the first post-Mubarak parliament.

Other groups gathered around the parliament today, including groups calling for the elected assembly to realise the demands of the revolution which began a year ago this week.

Security was tight around the area, various different marches including by workers, artists, families of the martyrs and the 'no to military trials' campaign all headed towards parliament.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Egypt's revolutionaries take propaganda war into their own hands

A new multimedia campaign is taking place across Egypt.

Frustrated with the biased coverage in state run media, activists are taking matters into their own hands by screening the videos that the Military Council do not want to be seen.

The decentralised 'Kazeboon' (Liars) movement involves ordinary people going downloading videos of military abuses and showing them in the streets of their own neighbourhoods.

The screenings often turn into protest marches, and are regularly attacked by those who oppose the movement.

A timetable for screenings can be found on facebook:

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Kazeboon Campaign in Imbaba

Footage from two "Kazeboon" (liars) campaigns in Imbaba.

The decentralised movement is taking place across the country, with local communities marching through their neighbourhoods chanting anti-military slogans, before showing videos of army violations. 

The campaigns aim to raise awareness in Egypt about the abuses and violations which have taken place over the last year since the military came to power following the toppling of Hosni Mubarak.

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