“We live now in horrid times not in times.”
“Two days ago I joined a rally in solidarity with Libya. It was my very first time I ever even think of joining demonstrations.”
Upon seeing the images of the literally cut-in-half people, I deeply wished I could do something, anything to show my support and solidarity with the Libyans. And so when I heard that college students were arranging a demonstration, I spontaneously and with no second thoughts shouted in campus “I’M IN.” I felt like finally I’m going to do something for the Libyans, little indeed, but still ‘something’. And I thought that finally I will have a chance to say what I think of the brutality and inhumanity that is taking place there.
Excited and euphoric, I held the Palestinian flag up high (well, it was the only one I could lay my hands on), thinking of cheers I could shout in the demo. We walked and walked and walked, cheering and waving flags. At one time while we were walking, girls
stopped cheering, so I turned my face at them, shouted my lungs out “Repeat after me” and then I started hollering rhyming cheers. To be honest, it was an absolute and utter shock to me how girls responded positively and shouted after me! And what shocked me even more, was how girls I never knew came whispering to me cheers so girls could repeat them after me!! when I was out of cheers I started recalling what the Egyptians used to say in their revolution, and guess what, they still kept cheering after me. “so, Thanks Egypt”
Uhhh my feeling at that moment when I led the cheering was indescribable; I was tremendously and massively thrilled. I felt like I had it all.. and I felt I really was doing something, and at the endo of it all i thought, What a rush!
* these pictures and more of the demo were taken by my friend, Lina www.livefromgaza.wordpress.com