Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Egypt's Entertainers Return To Tahrir Square

As the Egyptian president fights for his political life at a moment when his enemies are many. The vocal street, the judicial system and the media are all dumping on the president and his most recent constitutional amendments. While many in Egypt are enraged with what they see as power-grab, the proponents of the president has yet to make their voice heard.

In the meantime, the entertainer and their industry are marching back to Tahrir Square, this time they are united and unafraid to post videos of themselves standing with the activists in the squares of Egypt asking for a real democracy. But in fairness, many of the entertainers who have marched the streets are friends of the Mubarak regime. I am looking at you Youssra, Laila Oloy, Mai Kassab, Ghada Ibrahim and few more.

Hard core activists like Amr Wakid kept away form those tainted celebrities and stayed closer to the center. Same goes for Ahmed Hilmi who has supported the 25th of January revolution in its last days. Among the ranks of celebrity protesters they are half a dozen who actually understand the complexity of the situation  I name people like Shirhan and Khalid Yousef.

Whatever happens, I hope it will be for the betterment of Egypt.

خالد حماد - رحلة العودة من ميدان التحرير ٢٧ نوفمبر ٢٠١٢


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