Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stand With Egypt, Pt. 2

"Mubarak must die! Mubarak must die!" she screamed with the full capacity of her tiny lungs. Dad held her aloft on his shoulders and, above her, a sign: "Leave, already! My arm is getting tired!" Mother, wearing an Egyptian flag as a hijab, tried to curb daughter's rhetoric in vain. "No, no, no! Die, die, die, die, die! Mubarak must die!"

"You are a native American, aren't you?" a boy asked, his expression wrought with concern, shoving a pink camcorder in my face. "What?" "You are a native American, aren't you?" "Sure, I'm an American." "Why are you here, supporting this?" "Because I believe in freedom, democracy, and equality for all." The cloud passed. His face was flush with youth. "O.K.! Thank you!"

After a stunning rally in Times Square, solidarity continues in New York City.

Join us on Saturday, February 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the United Nations, 1st Avenue and West 47th Street in Manhattan. Organized by the Egyptian Association for Change.

Tahrir Square is rallying. The thugs goons are retreating. History calls.

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