Europe: Protests against Mubarak

Europe: Protests against Mubarak

About 50 Egyptians demonstrated in front of the Egyptian embassy in the Hague Friday.

Via AFP:
Hundreds of protestors in France on Saturday demanded Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to step down as French President Nicolas Sarkozy joined Britain and Germany an appeal to him to avoid violence.

Chants of "Egypt, Egypt, long live Egypt!", "Mubarak murderer!" and "Mubarak get out!" were hurled in French and Arabic at the Egyptian embassy in Paris, located near the city's iconic Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees.

Under heavy police surveillance, around 700 people took part in the protest, a police official told AFP.

Demonstrators, some with their children in tow, had organised the rally via social networking service Facebook. Many of them waved Egyptian flags and held signs hostile to Mubarak and his regime.

In London, an Islamist protest (video here):

The Daily Telegraph scrubs its report of any 'allah akbar':
Protesters waved banners reading: "Tell Old Pharaoh to let my people go" and "No to dictatorship".

Rafik Bedair, 36, a doctor from Manchester and one of the organisers said: "Our point is to show some solidarity with the people demonstrating in Egypt.

"We're calling for Mubarak to go for people to get their freedom."