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Egypt's military rulers and the remnants of the old regime of toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak have made a brazen move against the revolution. The assault took the form of a ruling by Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court that is simultaneously intended to dissolve the country's parliament and allow the military's favored candidate to stay in a presidential runoff election scheduled for the weekend of 6/16-6/17--two steps in the direction of the counter-revolution. People all over the world have been inspired by the struggle of ordinary Egyptians to build a just, democratic society through protest, strike action, and over a year of ongoing organizing. We must continue to demonstrate our solidarity! The Egyptian struggle has helped U.S. social justice activists find our own courage to fight, from the Wisconsin labor rebellion to the Occupy Movement. And the US government continues to provide crucial financial and military support to Egypt's rulers as they have used U.S. tanks and tear gas to repress protesters. That's why all over the United States, we have taken action to show our brothers and sisters in Tahrir Square that we stand with them! Location of solidarity protest: Austin Capitol Building Video produced (Filmed and Edited) by Grace Alfar Directed by Jeff Zavala A Zgraphix Production http://zgraphix.org Austin Indymedia http://austin.indymedia.org
This was the rally right before the final march to the Israeli embassy. There was at least one march to the embassy earlier in the day.
Egyptians mass in Tahrir square to demand an end to military trials and other reforms.
More Breaking News From the Egyptian Revolution HERE
Toll mounts as pro-democracy supporters apparently come under attack from Mubarak loyalists in the Egyptian capital. Heavy gunfire is being heard in Cairo's Tahrir (Liberation) Square as pro-democracy demonstrators continue to defy curfew in the Egyptian capital. Ambulances were seen heading to the area on Thursday morning and at least two fatalities were reported. Protesters from the pro-democracy and pro-government camps fought pitched battles on Wednesday in Tahrir Square, the epicentre of demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak for the past nine days. At least three people were reported to have died and more than 1,500 others injured in those clashes, according to officials and doctors quoted by the Reuters news agency. An Al Jazeera correspondent, reporting from just outside Tahrir Square late on Wednesday night, said dozens of pro-Mubarak supporters erected barricades on either side of a road, trapping the pro-democracy supporters. They were gathering stones, breaking streetlights and using balaclavas to cover their faces, apparently in preparation for a fresh standoff with the pro-democracy crowd. Our correspondent said local residents thought the men preparing for the standoff were police officers but the claim could not be independently confirmed. Just hours earlier, an Al Jazeera online producer reporting from near Tahrir Square said: "Someone - a few people actually - were dropping homemade bombs into the square from the buildings surrounding it." Gunshots were also regularly ringing out of the square. Army standing by Witnesses said the military allowed thousands of pro-Mubarak supporters, armed with sticks and knives, to enter the square. Opposition groups said Mubarak had sent in thugs to suppress anti-government protests. One of our correspondents said the army seemed to be standing by and facilitating the clashes.