SMSs of the sit in
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Alaa sent a number of SMSs from the sit in. Since he couldn't set up his blog to do the same due to Vodaphone putting restrictions on international SMS. These SMS appeared as published posts on the front page of this blog.
I removed the posts from the front page, but they are still accessible.
Some messages got truncated.
Here are the messages with approximate date and time:
Dispatch arived in square security keeping a distance around 50 protesters already security turned off the lights
we hanged a huge flag of egypt distributed 1000+ around 200 protesters chanting place sprinkled with flags and posters engaging audience people know nothing about the judges demands managed
Managed to stop the gardener before the place gets soaked ... msgs by alaa
Graffiti on the street we marched around the square. Singing i am woried people will tire themselves quickly this way. Ebles joined the sit in and marched with us next time he writes call him
2006-03-16 23:03:00 by Ahmed Gharbeia
Alaa is in a birthday. Blog this
Street children having a blast playing with us trying to explain what we are protesting about
Settling down now around a 150 protesters left
Group split half hudled under blankets singing rest march
Gish el yasar qadem men kol makan qadem ra3'm el ikhwan
Wi ma3ana neswan qadem wi hanrol kaman qadem
Wa ana mesh sakran qadem gish el yasar qadem
Everyone sleeping now
2006-03-17 05:28:37 by me
You have reached your credit limit ... Stop sending songs ya alaa
The following were added manually
Slowly waking up a very cold night hyper active elements already chanting
cairo slowly waking and we can feel her yawn and as lovers we hover over her face turned evey twitch waiting for the magical moment when she smiles at us
wraping up took down the huge flag and the green thingy that is supposed to represent judges sash security cars gathering one broke we helped push it
Sit in over we marched to syndicates security harased us tried to grab my camera setling in lawyers syndicate