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“The girls of Egypt are here”

Egyptian Women Protesting
Women protesting in Cairo. (Phtoto:http://goo.gl/RneKl)

Thousands of Egyptian women marched in Cairo last night in protest of treatment of female demonstrators in Tahrir Square.

Their chant was: “Drag me, strip me, my brothers’ blood will cover me! Where is the field marshal? The girls of Egypt are here.”

(The reference to “Field Marshal” ist ot FM Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.)

This is the lasrgest and most significant demonstration by women in Egypt in modern times, by a large margin. Continue reading “The girls of Egypt are here”