After a day of mass protests in Egypt, the government has banned any futher demonstrations. It is also warning protesters they will be prosecuted if rallies continue.
The clamp-down comes after a wave of protests swept through Egypt leaving at least four people dead. Protesters are demanding an end to president Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.
But how different are these demonstrations from previous ones? How worried should Mubarak be? And is it that easy to unsettle him?
Inside Story, with presenter Ghida Fakhri, discusses. Joining us from Cairo is Rabab el-Mahdi, an assistant professor at the American University in Cairo, who is also a socialist activist for the Kefaya party. Also joining us from Cairo is Mohamed Abdelfattah, a freelance journalist for Ahram online. And in London, Afshin Rattansi, an author and award-winning journalist joins the discussion.
This episode of Inside Story aired from Wednesday, January 26, 2011.
Source: Al Jazeera