Egyptians March from Tahrir Square to Support Occupy Oakland

Tear gas canisters shot in Oakland on Tuesday were, indeed, heard around the world. Today, pro-democracy protesters marched in Egypt to support the Occupy movement and decry against excessive police force in Oakland, BoingBoing writer Xeni Jardin reports. Although the Egyptians had a lot of demands for their own government — including the transfer from military rule to a representative democracy, and atonement for the death, by torture of 24 year-old political prisoner Essam Ali Atta — many of their signs referenced Obama, Wall Street, and police brutality. Egyptian blogger Mohammed Maree live-tweeted snapshots.

18,644FansLike
0FollowersFollow
67,429FollowersFollow

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

Oakland
clear sky
50.9 ° F
55 °
47 °
82 %
1.6mph
1 %
Tue
73 °
Wed
69 °
Thu
67 °
Fri
62 °
Sat
65 °
Support the East Bay Express, local news, donate