Ian Lee: Demonstrators demanded the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Egypt. Today’s protest also landed on the same day as the Shoura Council election. Protesters and the political opposition were eager to tie the two events together.
Abdel Halim Qandil, General Coordinator of the Kefaya Movement: “What Israel did recently against the martyrs of the aid boat is connected to the massacre conducted by the Egyptian government against the Egyptian people’s votes.”
This video was released by the Daily News Egypt on 2 June 2010. The text above is a partial transcript of the video. See, also, Jon Jensen, “Shoura Council Voters in Helwan Allege Fraud” (Daily News Egypt, 1 June 2010); and Khalifa Gab Allah, “Rafah Border Opened ‘Indefinitely'” (Al-Masry Al-Youm, 2 June 2010).