Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/03/michael_buchanan_at_friday_pra.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/03/michael_buchanan_at_friday_pra.shtml en-gb 30 Mon 24 Nov 2014 05:24:38 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/03/michael_buchanan_at_friday_pra.shtml U14806484 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/03/michael_buchanan_at_friday_pra.shtml?page=80#comment4 This post has been Removed Mon 14 Mar 2011 20:22:58 GMT+1 rosepoet http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/03/michael_buchanan_at_friday_pra.shtml?page=60#comment3 For three days this week people working on the Corniche in Cairo have been warned to stay indoors because of protesters armed with Molotov cocktails. Protesters beseiged the Gas Ministry after rumours spread that the government had been 'giving gas to Israel', a clear indication of a febrile atmosphere of continuing unrest and instability. A return to stability seems a long way away. Sat 12 Mar 2011 18:40:26 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/03/michael_buchanan_at_friday_pra.shtml?page=40#comment2 Heard a snippet of Michael Buchanan on The World at One today and thought it was Eddie! Wed 09 Mar 2011 15:54:29 GMT+1 rosepoet http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/03/michael_buchanan_at_friday_pra.shtml?page=20#comment1 Cairo is still in crisis.A member of my family was in Cairo today...not really safe to go out to sights like Sakkhara. People in offices on the Corniche were ordered to stay indoors because of molotov cocktails being thrown on the Corniche on Thursday. The Egyptians we know are saying gloomily that it will be years before things go back to normal. Foodchains like KFC, Pizza Hut and Burger King in Downtown, and the Carrefour in Maadi were looted and burnt out. Arkadia Mall is a wreck. We had a friend who came out last week and went to the major sights like Aswan and Luxor, and went to Harghada and drove round Cairo, and she felt it was ok. The Cairenes were saying she was unwise to take a risk like that. One of the guys we know was mugged and had his car stolen two days ago. Traffic is horrendous at each junction because the police are not out on the streets, so there is no security.It takes someone else two hours each way to get to work because the traffic is so bad!Shops and restaurants close early and everyone leaves work very early because it is not safe.The same people are still in power behind the scenes, so how can it change? Egyptians want democracy but they still have so far to go, when the army is in control. Tue 08 Mar 2011 02:04:26 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/03/michael_buchanan_at_friday_pra.shtml?page=0#comment0 Thank you, Michael, for your photos.Who cannot but admire the tenacity of the Egyptians in their desire for democracy and a more just existence? Sat 05 Mar 2011 09:11:18 GMT+1