“Weeks of unrest in Tunisia eventually toppled President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali earlier this month (January). Egypt has many of the same social and political problems that brought about the unrest in Tunisia – rising food prices, high unemployment and anger at official corruption. Thousands of people had joined the protests in Cairo… vowing to stay until Mubarak’s government fell. There are deep frustrations in Egyptian society, and is widely seen to have lost power, status and prestige in the three decades of President Mubarak’s rule.” -BBC, Janaury 2011.
These images were taken during the protest in Toronto on 01/29/11.