Ahmed Rehab speaks with Fox Chicago News about how Facebook and Twitter played a role in gathering all the people in Egypt to come together. Rehab said that social media allowed the Egyptian people to gather quickly and in large enough numbers that security forces could not prevent the movements.
The Egyptian-Americans for Democracy, the Egyptian American Society, and the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights are joining together as part of a Global Day of Action (being planned by Amnesty sections around the world in conjunction with other partner organizations).
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s speech on Thursday disappointed many protestors in Egypt. Many demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square eagerly awaited what they thought would be Mr. Mubarak’s resignation.
Many Chicago-area residents with ties to Egypt welcomed the news that President Hosni Mubarak had resigned and handed over power to the military.
After the speech from President Mubarak stating that he would not step down, Ahmed Rehab speaks about the reactions from the protesters. Rehab also discusses where the peaceful protests should go from here.
Ahmed Rehab talks to Ed Schultz about what’s happening in Egypt shortly after Mubarak said he would not step down, as well as what needs to be done in the country in order for a peaceful revolution to be successful.
Ahmed Rehab talks to MSNBC from Tahrir Square as Egyptians, and the whole world, wait for Mubarak’s resignation.
Ahmed Rehab is in Egypt right now and after hearing the speech from Mubarak, he is worried about the possible confrontations during what may be the largest protests on Friday. He assures that the Egyptian protests will not calm down until Mubarak steps down from office.
Ahmed Rehab speaks on CLTV about Mubarak and his decision to remain President. Egyptian protesters are continuing their rally and even marching towards the Presidential Palace. Rehab comments on the will of the people and that Mubarak must step down soon in order to avoid any harm to people.
American-Egyptians and supporters are deeply disappointed by Mubarak’s refusal to step down as President. CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinators shared how upset they were with the Egyptian President’s decision, and their hopes for a peaceful resolution.