As dust settles down after a 12-day uprising from citizens of Egypt, leaving scores of people dead and many injured, citizens have come up with a novel idea to remember the martyrs of the uprising. They have created a group memorial page, Egypt Remembers on a website called 1000 memories, which provides a forum for friends and families to pay tribute to their deceased loved ones.
As of this posting, there are thirty-three entries on the memorial page, many of them containing a photo and heart-breaking details about the deaths. A few of the victims self-immolated themselves, at least one was bludgeoned, and many were bystanders who were shot in the head or heart.
The website can be accessed at http://1000memories.com/egypt.
Over the last 13 days, there have been widespread protests by ordinary citizens of Egypt calling for an end to its 30-year state of emergency and a law preventing a president from serving more than two terms; protestors also want the interior minister Habib al-Adly to resign.
The Muslim Brotherhood also demanded sweeping constitutional amendments to allow free and fair presidential elections.
Egypt's opposition groups say the country's parliamentary elections late last year were fraudulent.