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Do you have family or friends in Egypt? We want to hear from you

A protester gestures in front of riot police during a demonstration in Cairo.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
A protester gestures in front of riot police during a demonstration in Cairo.

If you have family or friends in Egypt, we want to hear from you in the comments.

Have you had luck reaching them? What are they saying? How are you following the news? What are you expecting? What are you hoping for?

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I have friends and family in Egypt. My in-laws are afraid & have never been able to express political protest or views. Many friends are in the protest movement & have been for almost 20 years! I support the
protesters and salute their courage. If Hisham Mubarak were still alive (one of the many brave lawyers who worked to promote human rights) he would be proud of you too. The Egyptian army is the most powerful player -- could name a successor to Mubarak, but what should happen is a caretaker govt. to oversee new FAIR elections with judiciary oversight. Allow a true multiparty system and work TOGETHER to create jobs for the huge # of unemployed and underemployed; put on price caps as people cannot afford the increases of the last 4 yrs.

To all the people of world

The people in Egypt are under governmental siege. Mubarak regime is banning Facebook, Twitter, and all other popular internet sites. Tomorrow the government will block the 3 mobile phone network and the internet completely. And there is news that even the phone landline will be cut tomorrow, to prevent any news agency from following what will happen.

Suez city is already under siege now. The government cut the water supply and electricity, people, including, children and elderly are suffering there now. The patients in hospitals cannot get urgent medical care. The injured protestors are lying in the streets and the riot police are preventing people from helping them. The families of the killed protestors cannot get the bodies of their sons to bury them. This picture is the same in north Saini (El-Sheikh zoyad city) and in western Egypt (Al-salom). The riot police is cracking down on protestors in Ismailia, Alexandria, Fayoum, Shbin Elkoum, and Cairo, the capital, in many neighborhoods across the city.

The government is preparing to crackdown on the protestors in all Egyptian cities. They are using tear gas bombs, rubber and plastic pullets, chemicals like dilutes mustard gas against protestors. Several protestors today have been killed when the armored vehicles of the riot police hit them. Officials in plain clothes carrying blades and knives used to intimidate protestors.

All this has been taken place over the past three days during the peaceful demonstrations in Cairo and other cities. Now, with the suspicious silence of the local media and the lack of coverage from the international media, Mubarak and his gang are blocking all the channels that can tell the world about what is happening.

People who call for their freedom need your support and help. Will you give them a hand?

The activists are flooding the net (youtube and other sites) with thousands of pictures and videos showing the riot police firing on armless people. The police started to use ammunition against protestors. 15-year old girl has been injured and another 25 year old man has been shot in the mouth. While nothing of these has appeared in the media, there is more to happen tomorrow. Will you keep silent? Will you keep your mouth shut while seeing all these cruelty and inhumane actions?

We don’t ask for much, please just broadcast what is happening.

Thank you!