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As protests in Egypt continue, readers share their thoughts

As unrest continues to rock Egypt, readers keep letting us know their stances on the multiple sides of the issues.

Protesters holding pictures of Mubarak with an X over his face

Protests are entering the 12th consecutive day in Egypt

The following comments reflect the views of DW-WORLD.DE readers. DW-WORLD.DE reserves the right to edit for length and appropriateness of content.

Hundreds of thousands tell Egypt's Mubarak to go

These are reactions of people who do not understand that political developments started that will change because of history. So David Cameron yesterday stated that Mubarak was the friend of the UK. To say it in a mild way, "He was betting on the wrong horse." This will have consequences, also for Europe. When the EU politicians continue to follow the US policy of isolation, destabilization, support for dictatorship and Middle East wars, then Europe will get the negative consequences of this policy. So EU politicians must support this democratic process of the whole Middle East. It will be prosperous for both sides and change the bleak forecasts (20 to 30 years) of Europe in decline. -- Eric, Netherlands

Mubarak stays put as Egypt enters seventh day of protests

I opine that the international community should intervene and bring peace to the much-disputed issue. At any cost, we cannot let the system derail. Rather than being silent spectators, the international community should decide on the right course of action and take steps to implement it. -- Nithya, India

Pro and anti-Mubarak protesters clash in Cairo

To the Egyptian people, your message was heard, the president will resign, but please let him stay till a decent government is formed. His leaving now will be a disaster; the country will go back to what it was in the 60s. For the last decade I have been visiting Egypt and spending months at a time there, and I have never seen Egypt so prosperous. How can any government satisfy 80 million people? Do the Egyptians have any idea of the misery around the world? I have seen freedom of speech, so many TV programs with political views and debates, the country is lacking of absolutely nothing. So life is expensive, it is expensive all over the world. I believe Mubarak has done a lot. All those millions that 60 years ago were absolutely nothing, just servants, today they all have an education. The first few days of the uprising? Great ... the message was sent, but now it's too much. Why doesn't ElBaradei side with Mubarak now and form a new government? Those 20 and 30-year-olds out in the streets have no idea what Egypt was like in the 60s, so shut the hell up and go home and cool down and think. -- Eliane, Egypt

Mubarak is trying to hide his dirty ways in fighting with people who have no problem except that they want to be free. Please investigate more on this issue and thanks a lot for your attention. -- Ahmed, Egypt

He should leave, but be held for trial for his deeds and to return the $40 billion his family stole from the country treasury. -- Engi, US

Compiled by Stuart Tiffen
Editor: Sean Sinico

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