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February 14, 2011

Egypt keeps on protesting

POLITICS - Egyptian President Mubarak finally stepped down three days ago, but the protests in Cairo and other Egyptian cities remain as many of his cronies stay in power and control the assets of the nation.

Egyptians are now demanding that the European Union freeze all assets belonging to members of Mubarak's regime until such time that it can be determined that they've haven't been swindling the Egyptian people.

Britain's foreign secretary and various EU finance ministers however are insisting that they won't take action to freeze accounts unless there is evidence of “illegality or misuse of state assets.”

However how would they prove illegal misuse of funds unless they first freeze the assets and mount an investigation? The cronies they are speaking of are still in power and still in control of Egypt's money.

(Seriously, sometimes you have to wonder if politicians are just plain stupid, or if they are just protecting the 'stolen' assets of their friends in Egypt because they are worried it might happen to them too.)

As the protests continue Egyptian soldiers are now clearing out the remaining demonstrators from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, which was the protest camp's headquarters for the 18-day revolt. The protesters had tents, medical clinics and giant banners demanding the removal of Mubarak's regime.

At the height of the protests over half a million people had clogged the downtown streets.

The remaining protesters are now demanding the release of their friends who have been unlawfully confined during the protests and not allowed bail or trial.

Egypt is still counting the death toll from clashes between police and protesters.

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