The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Egyptian Solidarity March on Friday, February 4, 2011

It was great to see familiar faces – first Caroline and Steve and later on Jenny, Joan P, Bev & Alice Sutter. But chatting with strangers was also a treat. I carried a homemade sign that said on one side “CUT OFF MILITARY $$ TO THE MUBARAK REGIME” and “SULIEMAN IS NOT A CHANGE” on the other. An Egyptian-New Yorker asked me if I made the sign myself (I had). She seemed a bit surprised but she liked the sign. We agreed Sulieman is not a change from Mubarak and I asked her who she would like to see as president instead. She and her husband said ElBaradei can’t possibly do the job and would prefer Amr Moussa. When they realized from my expression that I didn’t recognize Moussa’s name the husband whipped out a pen and wrote it down for me. They grinned when I said I’d google it later. Apparently Egyptians can “google” in Arabic – when they get their internet back

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– 2011_02_04_09 Eva-Lee Baird
for the Granny Peace Brigade

2 thoughts on “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

  1. So great to see the faces of not only men and women but children! From the pictures I glean that families were there to “voice”, with presence, their opposition to the Mubarak Regime and all the suffering it has caused. The children are being educated.

    Thanks for attending and for the wonderful photos of a wonderful people! Carry on!

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