Saturday, February 12, 2011

Next Stop: Algeria

Egypt-style protests have begun in another dictator-plagued North African country, Algeria. Thousands of pro-reform protesters have gathered in downtown Algiers chanting the mantra of the protest, "No to the police state"

Since this is only the beginning of the protests (and hopefully not the end), it is unclear as to exactly how much support they have. Reports are that nearly 10,000 showed up today alone, however the police are expected to take a much more hand-on role in preventing the protests than in Egypt.
The government of Algeria has just shut down social media sites like twitter and facebook in a similar manner of the *former* governments of Tunisia and Egypt.
I wish the protesters of Algiers luck in their venture, and would like to remind them to keep the protests peaceful, progressive, and secular.
As with Egypt, I will be monitoring the protests and will blog about any relevant updates. And also as with Egypt, updates can be found with the only reliable middle east news network, Al Jazeera at http://www.youtube.com/user/AlJazeeraEnglish

Countries where similar protests have the potential to form:
-Yemen
-Libya
-Saudi Arabia
-Tehran
-Iran
-Most likely Not the US or the western countries

27 comments:

  1. The revolution will grow. Country by country.

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  2. I blame Obama.

    Kidding. I'm glad to see the people in many countries deciding to have a voice again.

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  3. I love, how we share many views on these politcal desicions.

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  4. It will indeed keep spreading the question is if some regimes will push harder then Tunisia and Egypt did to try and stay in power.

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  5. its like a domino effect that will sweep the world

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  6. The theocrats and the communists are going to be at each other's throats later, but for now they'll both be working to destabilize the existing country :\

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  7. You do know that they will declare war on Isreal. I cant see much good coming out of this.

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  8. youse a gai, im egytian and love muhareka

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  9. makes me wonder what will become of this

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  10. I think this will continue to spread at an increasing rate.

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  11. I hope these protests don't get out of hand

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  12. I think the world is going to see a big influx of protests.

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  13. inb4 extremists ruin everything...like usual

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  14. Just what our world needs is revolution. I can't wait for Americas

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  15. im rooting for these protesters woo

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  16. Should I be worried? I hope they get what they want.

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  17. Must say egypt are certainly in a mess at the moment! Thanks Blogger keep it up!

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  18. One by one the mighty will fall like dominos into the great chaotic symphony

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  19. interesting post!
    keep them up

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  21. This is positive for the whole world. Maybe the end of fundamentalist islam.

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  22. I wish something similar would happen here in the US, government is so corrupt.

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