Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jan 25 Protests in Egypt (Police Day)

UPDATE: Video of protesters in Alexandria tearing down portrait of Hosni Mubarak on Jan 25.   (I suspect this video shows the incident described by Hossam on Twitter.   If so, the exact location is Raml Station).

UPDATE:  Destruction at Mubarak's National Democratic Party headquarters in Mansoura on January 25

NEW UPDATE:  Another video from Mansoura, a city on the Nile Delta (population 420,000).  Mansoura was the scene of a rare outpouring of political enthusiasm in April 2010 when El Baradei visited a local mosque (as reported by a blogger herehere, and here).   The roar of the crowd in this video will make your laptop shake:

UPDATE: Protests continued into the night. This video is quite spectacular.

UPDATE:  This is a remarkable video of a crowd denouncing Hosni Mubarak in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Towards the end of the video, the Egyptian police confront the person holding the camera.

Protesters denouncing Egyptian dictator Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak in Cairo:

Aerial of water-canon fired at protesters in Cairo.   Around the 1:22 mark you'll see something that seems an echo of Tank Man (a hero of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989).

Inspired by the revolution in Tunisia, protests planned by Egyptian activists have turned out in large numbers on the streets of Cairo and Alexandria.   An estimated 20,000 protesters have taken to the streets of Alexandria.  Thousands will protesting through the night at Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Twitter is the great resource both for protesters and anyone trying to stay up to date.   Although the Egyptian government blocked Twitter about 16:00 Egypt time, some have been able to post via proxy servers or platforms like HootSuite.

Update 1: Jacob Appelbaum, an expert, tweets:
Update 2: I've linked to some resources for keeping up with events at ThereLive.  

1 comment:

  1. Egypt is an integral part of the Israeli policy of Palestinia­n containmen­t. Without them, the Palestinia­ns might actually gain a leg to stand on in future negotiatio­ns. We'll just have to wait and see if a new Egyptian government opens their border crossing to them.


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