"Shadi Taha, a 32-year-old activist and member of former presidential candidate (and ex-prisoner of the regime) Ayman Nour's Ghad (Tomorrow) Party, came up with the idea of holding a protest on Jan. 25, Police Day, early in the month. He was part of a group of like-minded Egyptians, the National Coalition for Change, who came from the country's many illegal political parties. They wanted to make a statement and thought a protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo, where President Hosni Mubarak was due to make a speech honoring the police, would be the best way to gain attention from the media." 
Resources and articles
- Egypt's Protests Turn Ugly as Regime Changes Tactics, Time, accessed February 7, 2011.
- How Egypt's Opposition Got a More Youthful Mojo, Time, accessed February 7, 2011.