Update from Egypt: One Year After Uprising, More Rallies are Held

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the launch of protests in Egypt that eventually brought former president Hosni Mubarak down from power. While rallies were held throughout the country to commemorate the uprising, the day was reportedly peaceful and without incident.

Last year, Abercrombie & Kent had to airlift their clients in Egypt out of the country as the situation became increasingly unstable (pictured left). Yesterday, Amr Badr, managing director of the Abercrombie & Kent office in Cairo, released the following statement:
 
"In commemoration of the one year anniversary of the January 25th Revolution, peaceful rallies were held across Egypt on Wednesday, with the largest one seen in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
 
During the revolution, Tahrir Square become an iconic rallying point for protestors, and Wednesday’s rallies had a positive and almost celebratory feel to them. Additional rallies were held in Alexandria, Suez and other areas of Egypt. Participants held up posters and chanted songs as they made use of their constitutional right to engage in peaceful demonstrations.
 
Thursday saw working life return to normal with all government and private institutions functioning normally on regular working hours. Traffic is smooth throughout Cairo and other cities have reported no disruptions. We will update you of any changes should they occur."

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