Some people say that this is a healthy sign that democratic reforms are on their way, altough anyone who lives around here knows for certain that this is all bullshit. Sure, they protested, sure they weren't stopped or beaten or anything like that, but its absolutly useless. Mubarak and his ilk are not going anywhere and gamal is looking more and more like a not-such-a-bad-option if you compare him to the horrible state of afairs that we might face if the islmaic brotherhood wins in a truly democratic elections. In a country with a 55% illiteracy rate, the majority of the people will vote for whomever the Imam of the local mosque will tell them to vote for ( and it's not going to be anyone remotely pro US or the west in case you are wondering). Just saying!