Sunday, 16 October 2011

Tahrir revolt comes to London

AN EGYPTIAN connection to the Occupy London protest in Britain has been identified by the Almasry Alyoum website.

It writes: "Around 3000 people flooded the square outside St. Paul’s on Saturday, partaking in a day of coordinated global protests.

"Tens of thousands marched in cities across the world, from New York to Rome, under the collective banner 'We are the 99 percent' – against government austerity, corporate greed and an unjust economic system.

"Occupy Wall Street and the Spanish Indignados (Indignants) are widely credited as an inspiration for these protests, but Egypt and the Arab Spring also had a presence in London’s occupation.

"A street sign that renamed the area "Tahrir Square" was erected early on in the day, a banner declaring "The IMF is our global Mubarak" hung from one man’s tent, and a handful of Egyptian protesters carried signs critical of Egypt’s current military rulers."