Al Ahram Online reports (21 February) on people in Cairo demonstrating in solidarity with the people of Algeria, Bahrain, and Libya.
At the Algerian and Bahraini embassies, located opposite one another in the affluent neighborhood of Zamalek, demonstrators chanted slogans condemning the regimes of both countries and demanding freedom. A young man in his twenties chanted slogans while beating a drum as the remaining protestors repeated the slogans and marched back and forth between the two embassies.
A banner held by one of the protestors read: “Mission: Free Arab Countries - Time: Now”. The crowd also chanted in support of the Yemeni and Libyan uprisings.
Later in the afternoon, the protestors marched through Zamalek heading towards the Libyan embassy in the middle class neighborhood of Dokki, where the other protest was being held. As they approached, the crowd gathered in front of the Libyan embassy welcomed them with applause and whistles could also be heard.
In front of the Libyan embassy, hundreds were gathered carrying pictures of Libya’s leader Muammar Al Gadhafi with the word "murderer" written on them, while others held up banners reading: "Free Libya".
The crowd was made up of mostly Egyptians and Libyans, in addition to a few other Arab nationals. “The people want Arab nations united against military regimes,” the crowd chanted.