Pretoria rally offers its support to Egyptian protesters

2011-02-04 14:56

At least 300 protesters in Pretoria are holding a peaceful protest in support of pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt.

Protesters today blocked the street in front of Egypt’s embassy and shouted “out with Mubarak” in English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Arabic.

The protest was organised by South African unions and rights groups, and Egyptians in South Africa.

Fazila Majam, gesturing to people in the crowd recording the scene on their cellphones, said Egyptians would get the message when they saw photographs on social networking websites.

Such sites have helped drive protests in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world.

Majam says Egyptians can draw a lesson from South Africa’s struggle against apartheid and for democracy. 

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