Anti-Terrorism Protest Today
*updated* Kimo is organizing it from Boston and I am helping him by getting the word out and organizing it. Stop complaining about others and realize your own apathy. Tomorrow the 24 of July at 5:30pm on the 6 of October bridge between Zamalek and Tahrir. There will be banners available but you are encouraged to bring your own. It should last until sunset. He is urging people to wear white T-Shirts. I might not be able to come for Work reasons, but I will try anyway. If I end up going, I won't be wearing white though. I will be the one wearing the Black T-shirt that has "Fuck you" in sign language on it. I think it would send an..ehh..appropriate message to those fuckers who bombed us. To the local egyptians who are reading this: BRING EVERYONE YOU KNOW! Ohh, and if anyone has a camera, bring it. (Ehh, where is O when you need him?) Peace UPDATE: Screw Work! I am going! UPDATE: All the egyptian Bloggers : Please disregard your differences and come! UPDATE: We should meet at the Zamalek Exit of the Bridge ( @ le Pacha's side) and group ourselves there, since the Zamalek-Tahrir stretch is far too big. UPDATE: The Anti-Mubarak, Kifayah, Ayman Nour people disgust me with their indifference. Whenever we contact one of them, they tell us that they are not interested, that it may not benefit them politically, because it may benefit Mubarak. You know what? This isn't about being pro or anti-Mubarak. This is about Egypt and what happend to it. I mean the americans and the british put their differences aside, but no, not us. Like if they show up suddenly Mubarak will win the elections and they will forfeit their chances to lose. Fuckin morons! This is not about Mubarak. This is about this country being attacked. Stop being stupid! UPDATE: This whole thing is so disorganized it is killing me. I contacted GM and Mohamed personally, so I know they are coming. However, Karim is nowhere to be found and he forgot to give me a way to contact his brother here. There is also the issue of the Security permit: There is no response from Alaa if he did get it or not; and I am trying my hardest with Najla to get one, but with the state of emergency the police is in it might be close to impossible. It might be wiser to postpone it till friday, but since I can't reach Karim's people (The organizer who is sleeping) I can't call them and reschedule. So I guess it is still on for today. Here is what I am gonna do: I will be trying to get the clearance until 4 pm. If I can't, then there is almost no point in going unless i am looking to get arrested and I know that Big Pharaoh feels the same way. Hmmph. Stay tuned! UPDATE: The Egyptian Blogosphere disgusts me. I e-mailed and contacted about 26 bloggers so far, and like all I got was like 2-3 responses, even though those other people posted after i e-mailed them and left them comments, so they must've saw the e-mails and the comments. Bunch of cowardly wussies, bunch of talkers. They don't even have the guts to say that they are afraid to do it, they will just keep their distance, look away and afterwards they will say "well, I wanted really to come, but I got the e-mail too late, blah blah". Whatever. To counter that excuse I am thinking about forming another anti-terrorism protest on Friday after the Noon Prayers. The one today is still on ( for now anyway), but I am thinking about organizing another one, on the first friday after it happens, should be a powerful statement, and it should also give us enough time to organize and get the clearances that we need and stuff. God knows we can't have enough Anti-Terrorism protests, you know? UPDATE: So our valiant efforts to get that security permit has failed, since the guy we know, the head of the Police in el Zamalek has his cellphone shut-off because , I shit you not, securing a game of soccer in Nasr City. So this is what is going to happen: The people will go, and if for any reason we are told to leave or disperse by the security apparatus, we will. No arguing, especially that i am getting some reports about a small bomb killing one person in Kerdassah, a town that is west of Giza. It is sad that we have to tiptoe to do something like that, but things are tense, so we need to keep it cool. On a sad note, I won't be wearing my Black shirt with my "message", because we don't want to incite anyone. Better luck next time I suppose!