Revolution in Cairo

Day-to-Day Jan. 26

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Lara Setrakian (@LaraABCNews) Protesters already gathering in suburbs of Cairo, heavy police presence. #Egypt's Interior Ministry declared zero tolerance policy on demo
Mahmoud Salem (@Sandmonkey) Police everyhwere. Soldiers deployed. Can't find protesters. Plainclothed arresting young guys with cell phone. #jan25

“Day Two was different. While police allowed thousands to march through Cairo, Alexandria, and other cities on Jan. 25, on the 26th they reverted to the tactics more typically associated with Mubarak's heavy-handed state: cordoning off demonstrators against walls; and setting swarms of knife- and stick-wielding plainclothes thugs against others.” Abigail Hauslohner, "Egypt's Protests Turn Ugly As Regime Changes Tactics" (Time)

“The press has focused on economic grievances—perhaps taking their cues from government spokesmen—but the only demands I heard tonight were political. The young men and (some) women in Tahrir want freedom and liberation from Hosni Mubarak, his family, and the National Democratic Party.” Steven Cook, "Protests Rock Egypt" (Council on Foreign Relations)

VideoRaw Video: Man Shot in Egypt Protest (AP)
Mohamed ElBaradei (@ElBaradei) We shall continue to exercise our right of peaceful demonstration and restore our freedom & dignity.Regime violence will backfire badly
Jon Jensen (@jonjensen) Al-Jazeera says their cameraman hit 11 times by rubber-coated bullets on #Jan25 http://t.co/6JgEEFn #Egypt

“I saw them grab and beat a young innocent man, pushed him to the ground and kept kicking. i protested against the beating up, and kept screaming at them to stop acting like animals, 4 or 5 huge giant men grabbed me from my hair and said 'well join him you bitch' and slapped me on the face , beat me up, kicked me, and cornered me next to the young man.” Egyptian writer & university professor "A Woman's Ordeal in Cairo" (The Arabist)

“The scenes in Cairo yesterday stand as a sharp rebuke to any analytical certainty. The Egyptian regime was fully prepared, its security forces on alert and deployed, the internet disrupted and al-Jazeera largely off the table… and yet tens of thousands of people still poured into the streets and put together one of the largest demonstrations in contemporary Egyptian history.” Marc Lynch, "Will the Arab Revolutions Spread?" (Foreign Policy)

Haitham Omar (@Haithamomar) Egyptians calling for a 1 MILLION march All over egypt after friday prayers which end at 1pm share,Retweet, forward,broadcast #Jan25 #Egypt
benwedeman (@bencnn) We're reaching the point where we can say #Egypt is in a state of revolt. President Mubarak remains silent. State is losing its grip. #Jan25
Wael Ghonim (@Ghonim) I said 1year ago that Internet will change the political scene in #Egypt and some friends made fun of me :) #Jan25
Gigi Ibrahim جييييج (@Gsquare86) Tahrir square has unbelievable amount of security I am worried to take out my phone to take a picture I would get arrested #jan25

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Posted Feburary 22, 2011

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