By Marwa Al-A’asar
CAIRO: A few dozen women protested Monday afternoon at Moustafa Mahmoud square in Mohandiseen to mark the death of about 100 protesters last Friday.
“We are here to mourn our dead children who were killed with live rounds,” one protester said. “We are just ordinary citizens who neither belong to a political party nor a group.”
Most of those present said they have never joined a protest before. “But the situation now in Egypt is scary. We must all take a firm stance against what is going on,” one of them said.
They called on people on the street to join them before they observed a minute of silence in remembrance of the dead protesters.
The female protesters were eventually joined by men and women passerby.
“I found them mourning the innocent people who were killed fighting for their rights and I decided to join them,” one man told Daily News Egypt.
While chanting anti-regime slogans, several protesters carried saying, “Where did the policemen disappear?” and “we don’t want you [Mubarak] and those who robbed Egypt.”
“We are a civil state not a country run by the military…we call for freedom and social justice…down with Mubarak,” they chanted.