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                    ‘The chant is يسقط يسقط حسني مبارك – Tell the world he is killing us’

As the Sun rises in Cairo on the tenth day of the Egyptian uprising, the protesters opposed to the government of Hosni Mubarak still hold Tahrir Liberation Square. They still hold it in spite of a night of horrific violence by pro-Mubarak thugs that attacked the peaceful protesters with machine guns, other guns and fire bombs. Overwhelming evidence is already mounting that this murderous gang was composed of police in plain clothes, NDP functionaries and loyalist and hired thugs. The army, which in previous days made sure all the protesters that entered the square were unarmed, stood by and did nothing while the assault took place.

The goal of the thugs was to drive the protesters from the square. In this they were not successful.

The price these freedom fighters, men, women and children, have paid so far is high. As I write this, the number of dead is being put at 5, but since over 800 are reported injured, the number of deaths is likely to rise. One witness said she saw seven bodies.

But they held! They held that now bloody ground which is the symbol of their fight against a tyrant and now a beacon for the liberation of all humanity.

When night falls, the thugs will strike again.

Unless while the Sun is still shining on Cairo, the pressure of the people of the world can be brought to bear to make Mubarak call off his thugs. The U.S. bankrolls the Egyptian military to the tune of $1.3 billion USD a year. President Obama can make him call off the thugs so pressure should be put on him too.

You should make it your mission for the next 24 hours to make sure your voice is heard and tell

                                    Mubarak, Call Off Your Thugs!

Here is one thing you can easily do for starters. Sign this petition and retweeted it to tell President Obama "to Stop all Aid to the Mubak Regime and Condemn its Violence"

Other campaigns and protests will be forming up shortly so stay tuned.

See the DKos dairy Egypt ACTION Diary to Support Protesters for more things to do and contact info for more involved officials.

Tahrir Square ميدان التحرير

Originally posted to Linux Beach on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 08:46 AM PST.

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