Khaled Said page condemns attacks on protesters, charges "leadership is weak"

Ahram Online, Saturday 17 Dec 2011

The Facebook group that played a key role in the January 25 Revolution condemns the latest clashes between protesters and security forces, saying that they show that the ruling military is not in control

The revolutionary “We are all Khaled Said” Facebook page has condemned the attack on protesters in front of the Cabinet building Friday and blamed it on ”weak leadership”.

“You have the right to disagree with the sit-in and to say that you don’t agree with the protesters,” the page admin wrote. “But any leadership in the world has the duty to protect the lives of its citizens, no matter what their demands are. A strong leadership has the power to restrain itself and knows how to deal with a crisis with the least number of casualties.”

The page admin also added that the latest crisis in Egypt only shows the leadership’s complete loss of control in dealing with its own security forces.

The “We Are All Khaled Said” Facebook page is named after the young activist Khaled Said who was brutally beaten to death by two policemen in Alexandria in June 2010. The page and its founder, activist Wael Ghonim, played a leading role in the January 25 revolution.

Friday's clashes between protesters and security forces have left eight dead and 300 injured so far.

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