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Egypt protests in banners


On Tahrir Square it seems everyone has something to say and to make themselves heard above the crowd, many are saying it with a banner.
“Get out now, my arms are starting to hurt,” says one. “Go now! I want to go home, have a shower and sleep,” exclaims another.
Larger banners measuring several metres high have been hung on buildings around the square insisting “The people demand that the system falls.”

Many of the messages are witty, others more informative. Some are perfectly simple. A young veiled woman holds one stating “We demand the peaceful transfer of power”.
The protesters also want to get their point across to the world and express themselves in English: “Mubarak Must Go”.

One man has a young boy on his shoulders holding a sign saying “30 years, thank you. Get out. GO AWAY.”
This popular movement is keen to seem united, to stress that it speaks for the entire Egyptian people. “No political parties, no religions. we are all Egyptians. Together.”
The protesters also want to insist that they’re peaceful. One young man declares “I’m an Egyptian against destruction.”
And as well as being angry, the people are happy. “Smile, so the revolution looks nice,” reads one slogan, playing on the fact that in Arabic, the word ‘photo’ is close to the word ‘revolution’.

By Moïna Fauchier Delavigne, euronews’ special correspondent in Cairo

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