photos from demonstration in Cairo, Egypt by Per Bjorklund.
Photo: Per Bjorklund. Demonstration in downtown Cairo in solidarity with Gaza.
Protests erupted on the streets of Cairo, Egypt only hours after the first air strikes hit in the current Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip. Special focus has been directed at the Egyptian government’s role in the ongoing crisis in Gaza, as protesters across the Middle East denounced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak collusion with Israeli authorities in maintaining a complete closure on Gaza throughout the past year. Gaza remains under siege and completely cut-off from the outside world as Egyptian police and military maintain a complete closure on the Gaza Strip in coordination with Israeli along the southern Rafah border crossing.
Photo: Per Bjorklund. Egyptians take to the streets in solidarity with Gaza.
Photo: Per Bjorklund. Thousands demonstrate outside Press Syndicate and Lawyers Syndicate in downtown Cairo.
Photo: Per Bjorklund. Egyptian riot police surround demonstrators in downtown Cairo.
Photo: Per Bjorklund. Egyptians chant slogans in solidarity with Gaza in Cairo.
Photo: Per Bjorklund. Egyptian police block demonstrators from gathering on the streets in Cairo.
Photo: Per Bjorklund. Protesters gather in Cairo at the Egyptian parliament.
Photo: Per Bjorklund. Mass prayer in solidarity with Gaza outside Egyptian parliament.
Photo: Per Bjorklund. Solidarity prayer with Gaza at Egyptian parliament.
Photo: Per Bjorklund. Egyptian riot police rush towards demonstrations in Cairo.
Per Bjorklund is a freelance journalist currently based in Cairo, with a special interest in mass movements and social change.