Egyptians march in solidarity with ‘Occupy Oakland’

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, October 28, 2011 13:14 EDT
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Several organizers of Egypt's Tahrir Square movement at Zuccotti Park on Oct. 25, 2011. Via Flickr commons.
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Demonstrators marched on Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, in a protest against the continuing military rule of their country and the perpetual state of emergency their government has maintained since 1958.

But there was another item on their agenda today: the recent violence in Oakland, California.

In the photos below, taken by Egyptian journalist Mohammed Maree and published on Twitter, demonstrators hold up signs showing solidarity with “Occupy Oakland,” urging President Barack Obama to intervene on behalf of the people, and echoing the generation-old meme, “Fuck the police.”

(H/T: BoingBoing)

Top photo: Flickr user NLNY.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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