A large group of demonstrators came to the Nichols Fountain area on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday afternoon at 4 PM to demonstrate against the Hosni Mubarak regime in Egypt currently being protested in various forms back in Egypt itself. I am informed many of the group were Egyptian Americans, with good attendance by many other Arab Americans in general as well. As of drafting this post I’ve also heard that Internet access is widely shut down in Egypt at present. The demonstration and protest of Mubarak was organized by the Muslim American Society of KC with support from groups such as Citizens for Justice in the Middle East.
Here are seven photos from the event on the afternoon of Saturday January 29th, 2011. Because I used three different lenses for these seven photos I’m including pertinent lens info underneath each photo, shot with my Canon 5D Mark II camera. A tip of the hat to Heycameraman on twitter for informing me this demonstration/protest was taking place, serving as reminder to check my Facebook Events listings more often.
Demonstrations for Egypt #1, Canon EF 16-35 L II f/2.8 Lens at 16 mm
Demonstrations for Egypt #2, Canon EF 16-35 L II f/2.8 Lens at 16 mm
Demonstrations for Egypt #3, Canon EF 100-400 L f/4.5-5.6 IS Lens at 330 mm
Demonstrations for Egypt #4, Canon EF 100-400 L f/4.5-5.6 IS Lens at 285 mm
Demonstrations for Egypt #5, Canon EF 16-35 L II f/2.8 Lens at 16 mm
Demonstrations for Egypt #6, Canon EF 85 mm prime lens at f/1.8
Demonstrations for Egypt #7, Canon EF 85 mm prime lens at f/1.8