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Humour emerges amid Egypt protests

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Humour emerges amid Egypt protests


Even if you do not speak Arabic, the message is clear.

“We are staying, Mubarak is the one who should go,” the crowd shouts.

The unrest in Egypt has seriously dented the government’s authority. Discussions on constitutional reform have had a mixed reception.

But calls for President Hosni Mubarak to resign are as loud as ever.

“All revolutions have their symbols and this one is no exception,” said euronews correspondent Luis Carballo. “Tahrir Square is the arena from which the next phase of this popular revolt could begin. History is written here in blood, sweat and tears but also with a lot of humour.”

One man adopted a footballing analogy. Mubarak has been given a 30-year suspension to match the length of his presidency.

“It is game over but Mubarak wants to go to extra time. He has already been shown a red card so we don’t know why he is still on the pitch. The referee’s word is final and this time it is the Egyptian people who are the referee.”

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