Revolution in Cairo

Day-to-Day Feb. 8

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monasosh (@monasosh) we are surrounding the ppl's assembly building. We'll take back what is rightfully ours: Egypt #Jan25
benwedeman (@bencnn) Lots of people in #Tahrir for first time today? Reasons: curious, Wael Ghonim interview. tired of staying at home. #Jan25 #Egypt
Mo-ha-med (@TravellerW) Yesterday it felt like #Tahrir was gearing up for war. Today it really feels like we've won. #Egypt #jan25
Mosa'ab Elshamy (@mosaaberizing) The day has come when the queue of people waiting to get into Tahris is longer than that of people buying bread. #Jan25

“The Egyptian revolt found its face today. It's the face of a Google executive with a small goatee who ignited the youthful demonstrations that changed the Arab world with a simple call to action on his Facebook page.” Charles M. Sennott, "The New Face of the Revolution" (FRONTLINE)

“This cathartic moment may be the spark that was needed to revive Egypt's revolutionary fervor.” Issandr El Amrani, "Wael Ghonim Relaunches the Revolution" (The Arabist)

Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) I'm afraid that US has mishandled #Egypt, putting us on wrong side of history and undermining pro-Western forces there.
benwedeman (@bencnn) Egyptian TV host Amr Adib comes to #Tahrir, popidol Tamer Hosni expresses support for movement. Celebrities jumping on board #Jan25 #Egypt
Evan Hill (@evanchill) This Tahrir crowd looks to be the biggest so far.

“Increasingly the public face of the embattled government, Suleiman said there will be 'no ending of the regime' and no immediate departure for President Hosni Mubarak, according to the state news agency MENA, reporting on a meeting between the vice-president and independent newspapers.” "Egypt VP: Protests Must End Soon" (Al Jazeera)

“All we in the Muslim Brotherhood want is for President Mubarak to go and real democracy to prevail.” Mohammed Mursi, "This is Egypt's Revolution, Not Ours" (The Guardian)

“According to the doctors at the hospitals visited by Human Rights Watch, many of these deaths occurred on January 28 and 29 as a result of live gunfire and rubber bullets. A significant proportion of deaths were caused by teargas canisters fired at close range, the doctors said.” "Egypt: Documented Death Toll From Protests Tops 300" (Human Rights Watch)

“When the call first went out for mass pro-change protests on 25 January, the brotherhood responded as it always has to any major anti-government activity originating outside its own sphere of influence - it dithered.” Jack Shenker and Brian Whitaker, "The Muslim Brotherhood Uncovered" (The Guardian)

ashraf khalil (@ashrafkhalil) More Tahrir welcoming committee chants: "We're staying, we're staying/We're waiting for the millions" #egypt
benwedeman (@bencnn) #Tahrir protesters don't want material help from abroad. Would be picked up, exploited by state media. Say moral support matters most.
monasosh (@monasosh) Things u can also get and will always be needed : scarves, ice caps, water, date or dried fruits, biscuits, juices #Jan25
Sandmonkey (@Sandmonkey) People are heading out as early as 9 am. This will be massive. #jan25

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