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The global Arab community shows solidarity

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The global Arab community shows solidarity


The turmoil in Cairo is being felt by Egyptians around the world.

In Brussels, scores of people marched through the streets to lend their support to calls for President Mubarak to step down.

“Mubarak clear off,” they shouted, while some were even more blunt.

EU leaders have urged Egypt to move swiftly towards democracy. But some say the 27-member bloc has been slow to respond to events unfolding in Cairo.

“We wanted to support the Arab people,” said one of the organisers. “They all have the same problem, whether Tunisian or Egyptian. You can be sure that other countries will follow their lead.”

“It is a pity that the West supported these dictators for such a long time,” said another demonstrator, brandishing a banner. “At least the people are getting their say now. We have won and we will carry on winning, I hope.”

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