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Demo at Stanford: Standing in Solidarity with Egyptians
Photos by SVR
Today about 70 students gathered in White Plaza at Stanford University to stand in solidarity with Egyptians and denounce Mubarak's human rights violations.
Speakers included Egyptian-Americans and students from Egypt. One of the speakers, a graduate student in engineering, said he prayed for this day to come. A Filipina spoke to the group saying she supports the uprising in Egypt and Tunisia as she herself comes from a country of repression.
A law student said this is an historic moment for Egypt, the Middle East and the world. "One day", he stated, "each of you will have to ask yourselves, where was I at this pivotal time for the Middle East?...this is our Tahrir Square!"
Another said, "Hopefully you will be able to say you were with the people of Egypt with your actions...be ready to tell your children and grandchildren...you stood in White Plaza today, as people are standing in Tahrir Square in Cairo." A Stanford graduate and member of the Raging Grannies stood up to speak in praise of the students who turned out today.
Students, staff, and community members talking amongst themselves after the demonstration said they are happy that Egyptians have stood up to Hosni Mubarak's repressive regime and are demanding their human rights.
US flag waves in the breeze behind her
Corporate TV News Crew came out to film
The Daily News (a corporate paper that covers SF peninsula) sent a photog to document the event
Woman at left dressed in colors of the Egyptian flag
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