i still haven't written up the last days........
and from my balcony you can hear the sounds of cheers and chants in support of Mubarak. It's loud. However, I am not near Tahrir....
.....and currently Egypt is more under stress than it has been all week.
Right now as I type, there are two seperate groups of people in medan tahrir... for and against mubarak... and they are fighting each other. The military have pulled back rather than fight their own people (ie both sides!).
I am very scared for the people fighting for their rights and their lives, right now, and over the next few days....
many people who originally protested for a govermental change last friday are now happy with Mubarak's speech last night... saying we've made our mark, change will come.... but others, especially families and friends of those who died in the protests... feel its not enough. There is also a massive fear that the people who have spoken out against Mubarak and who's faces have been captured by TV cameras, who's names have been lifted from facebook etc... the fear is that they will be punished somehow...... as they always have over the past 28years...
I hope the internet will stay up... and I will try to tell my experiences of it all as and when I can.
Tonight... we will be staying home, the curfew has been relax a little today- yesterday we had to be home by 2pm... today it is 5pm. And I have a couple of friends staying over, in addition to my four house guests, in order to celebrate the Chinese New Year... which is tonight... (since we have 3 chinese dancers in the house!)...
..... lets hope and pray that the fighting breaking out now, calms quickly..... with as few casualties as possible.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
news from the ground... well... from the balcony....
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Hi Lorna, it's Trevor Ward from Scotland(TV producer who spoke to you last year). I see from your blog you are OK, which is good. I'd stay indoors as much as possible if I were you. Meanwhile, could you email me your landline and any other contact numbers I could reach you in Caiiro please?
I'm so glad to hear you are well and safe and still partying:-)!!! (can't believe you are thinking about the Chinese New Year in the midst of everything!) Please keep writing, this is fascinating, I am glued to the telly, but it is so hard to guess what is really going on, behind the scenes etc., and difficult to tell how things will pan out... I am worried for Egypt, I have such fond memories of Cairo etc and I feel for the people.... you are very brave... take care of yourself, keep your spirits up and please keep us all updated... let's hope the internet stays up....and make sure to stock up on some food, just in case (I know you are not very good at that:-)) Love, Christine
So glad you're safe, I'm a NADA member from Newcastle, and have had workshops with you at Edinburgh Fringe.
Best wishes from Judith Ramsay.
All thinking of you Lorna! Stay in!
Thanks for your blogs. It's so interesting to hear unbiased news.
Look after yourself!
In Edinburgh we're all thinking about, and praying for you and your friends/fellow dancers in Cairo. Take care. Keep safe.
Lots of love
(Paulette Hill, former pupil of Lorne)
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