Toronto rallies for Egypt at Yonge and Dundas
Several hundred people gathered at Yonge and Dundas Square on Saturday in solidarity with protesters in Egypt and the Arab world who have been demanding more democratic rights in their home countries. The event was organized on Facebook "to raise awareness in Canada and to tell the Egyptian regime that we are all watching and their crimes against the people will not be tolerated." It follows five days of violent clashes between protesters and security forces in Egypt.
With shouts of "Down, Down Mubarak" and "Mubarak must go," the crowd called for human and democratic rights to be respected in Egypt and for the Canadian government to end ties with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who has been power for almost three decades. They also called for Mohamed ElBaradei, an opposition figure in Egypt, to be released from detention.
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