Around 200 people gathered in Brisbane Square today to show their solidarity with the people of Egypt. Protesters heard many speakers from the Egyptian community about the struggle for democracy and supporters also spoke of the significance of the Egyptian people’s uprising to the peoples of the region. Mamdoub Habib spoke to the rally about his experience of torture at the hands of Mubarak’s newly appointed Vice-President Omar Suleiman.
The square was renamed “Liberation Square” for the duration of the protest in honour of the defiant protesters in Liberation Square in Cairo. A minute silence was held to remember the martyrs of the uprising. A loud march was held through the city, with a number of people joining the protest during the march. Protesters vowed to continue to show their solidarity, deciding to hold another rally on Friday February 11, 5pm in Brisbane Square.
Photos of the rally by Owain Jones:
Details of next rally:
Join the protest in Brisbane:
Friday February 11, 5pm
Brisbane Square, top of Queen St mall (outside casino)
from Kathy Newnam included below]
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