Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Egypt protesters look to escalate sit-ins, en route to Suez

CAIRO: Protesters from Cairo and Alexandria are making their way to the Egyptian city of Suez on Monday in an effort to continue their support for demonstrations ongoing in Suez, where military and activists clashed on Sunday after the sit-in blocked a main highway linking the city, and the Suez Canal, with the rest of the country.

“We are still very strong and we are not going to give in even if they try to use force against us because what we are doing is for the best of the country,” said Ahmed Murad, one of those taking the trip from Alexandria to Suez. He told Bikya Masr that “the sit-in and protests in Suez are important to Egypt and the future” of the country.