More than 1 million people marched through Cairo on March 1 in a anti-war protest sponsored by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's ruling National Democratic Party. Members of the party, including the minister of information, marched with the protesters.
Walid Kazziha, a political science professor at American University in Cairo, told the press that the pro-US government had been forced to support the protest by the overwhelming popular opposition to a US war against Iraq. Kazziha noted that members of the Egyptian government have not actively participated in public protests for 25 years.
From Green Left Weekly, March 19, 2003.
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