Will Egypt follow in the footsteps of Tunisia?
After 3 days of mourning for the protest victims in Tunisia many people wonder the fate of the Arab world as a whole. Protests are planned in Egypt to take place on Tuesday January 25th, they’re calling it “Revolution Day.” This could be something big for Egypt, but it could also be something horrible. It just depends on how powerful this “protest” on Tuesday is going to be. You shouldn’t expect to start a protest in a country like Egypt and not get any resistance, you WILL get resistance and lots of it. I think the biggest problem here is that if the protests don’t succeed the Egyptians will be in a worse off situation than if they never even started the protests in the first place. Mubaraks regime will just be tougher on people and try as much as humanly possible to squash any uprising in the future.
To some everything up in just a few words, the Egyptians need everything to go their way come Tuesday and it must truly be a “Revolution Day!”
The Guardian reports,
Tuesday’s demonstrations will take the form of a nationwide set of anti-Mubarak protests, dubbed “revolution day” by opposition activists who hope that Tunisia’s uprising will embolden the vast number of individuals like Shamad and persuade them that the time is right to make their voices heard.
“In every neighbourhood in the country there is a pressure point which the government is afraid of and which will be brought to the surface on Tuesday,” said Ahmed al-Gheity, 23, a doctor and one of the regional organisers of “revolution day”. On the event’s Facebook page, tens of thousands of supporters have posted comments suggesting Ben Ali’s departure could be the precursor for Mubarak’s downfall. “If Tunisia can do it, why can’t we?” read one. “We will either start living or start dying on 25 January.”